I have been told to keep a journal of the funny things that Angel says as she gets older. I have jotted down things since she was able to utter sounds. Recently these things aren’t just that she said wasa wasa wasa for rhinoceros or pukuter for computer, they are a bit more complex than that now. Last night when she was in the bathtub she said, “Don’t touch me! I’M DANGEROUS!!” What do you say in response to that? She refers to tomorrow as “in the after morning”. I think she means in the morning because when I put her down at night I give her something to look forward to for the next day by saying, “In the morning we are…….” Some of the things Angel has been saying isn’t always cute or funny; she recently picked up telling me, “You can’t tell me what to do”. I told her, “I can tell you what to do because I am the Mommy.” She gave me a curious look as if to say, what does being the mommy have to do with anything? Embracing her awful 3’s I have heard, “STOP IT”, “LET GO OF ME”, “DON’T TOUCH ME” and my favorite “NO!”. It is these statements that have caused me to take up deep breathing and counting to myself. Angel does have her funny moments, one of my favorites was on a Saturday she was in the bed with me, and I woke up to her dragging the backside of her hand against my cheek and saying something. When I came to a little more I realized what she was saying. She was saying “stay here beside you”. It took me a few more minutes to figure out the context of what she was saying and doing (I had not had any coffee at this point so I was slower than usual).
She was reenacting the scene from The Little Mermaid when Ariel is on the beach singing to Prince Eric. “What would I give to live where you are? What would I pay to stay here beside you?” I laughed when I realized this and of course this made her do it again and again. It still makes me laugh when she does that.
Around Valentine’s Day we were shopping at Target when she spotted some hot pink lingerie with black polka dots, without missing a beat she yelled out, “OOOOOOOOO look at the pretty boobies!” Boobies is what she calls bras, for obvious reasons, but the shoppers at Target didn’t know that. As soon as that was out of her mouth people froze, heads turned, and a hush came over the area. Recently, she started speaking in her own form of gibberish and sounds like Jodi Foster in Nell. Chicka pea bo ta wong tang.
Kids do say the darndest things. I just hope she keeps giving me things to write about.