Tuesday, Grandma was feeling bad for him. So, she bought him a Spiderman board game.
Coralie and I have thoroughly enjoyed our time together. She did still cry this morning when we dropped Michael off at school. But, I think it was more for my benefit than hers. We spent some time at White Rock Lake this week. I took some pictures on Thursday. She looked like a little cheerleader for the team that makes Mama and Daddy cry - and sometimes other teams' fans - (Suck it, Texans!)
|Me thinks this was higher than I first thought...|
|Are you done with that camera yet?|
|Fine. Take your picture.|
|I hope you brought bail money.|
So, Real life conversation from this afternoon:
Me: (running late as usual) Coralie we have to hurry and get to the car.
Coralie: No, Mama. No car. (firmly. There may have been a foot stamp.)
Me: But, Coralie, we have to pick up Daddy from work. Don't you want to see Daddy?
Coralie: (sweetly) Ummm...nope. (firmer, still.)No. I. pick up. Daddy.
Me: (desperate now) But, Coralie, don't you want cookies?
Coralie: Cookies? (I'm sure you know the voice/inflection.)
Me: (knowing I will win no parenting awards) Yeah, we have to pick up Daddy if we want to go to the store to get cookies.
Coralie: Okay, I ah get Daddy. Come on, Mama. (grabbing my hand & dragging me now)Let's go a uh Car.
A short while later while buckling her seatbelt....
Me: Yes, Coralie.
Coralie:Where a Michael?
Me: (NOOOOO! michael is spending the night at Grandma's and Coralie will want to spend the night, too.)
Coralie: I want Michael. Oh nooooo( familiar?), where a michael gooooo? (voice escalating to near fit)
Me: You want Michael?
Coralie: Yessss.(woefully, tearfully, and with an emphatic nod)
Me: Would you rather have Michael or cookies? (I'm going to hell.)
Coralie: (no hesitation) Cookies. (no more tears) Let's go a uh store.
Me: Daddy first, right?
Coralie: Oh-Kay. A-Daddy firs.
That's my baby girl. She knows what she wants. She knows what she values. And she can act quickly, decisively, and resolutely to navigate between the two. Already, the woman I want to be. And bonus points for making an awesome fairy princess!
|Tinkerbell, eat your heart out!|