February 11, 2009

Allison = Independence

We had preschool today, and while it has warmed up considerably, I still made Adelaide & Amelia wear their heavy coats this morning. I would've let them wear a jacket or sweater, if they had been hanging up or somewhere that we could find them. I was getting my shoes on while Amelia & Adelaide put on their coats. Allison, not wanting to be left behind, tried to put her coat on too. The trouble was that it was still hanging on the hook!She got one arm in (it was even the right armhole), but couldn't for the life of her get that other arm in.She tried really hard.I just thought it was the funniest thing.Allison is like her siblings in a lot of ways, but she's also very different. She seems SO independent. I know she's turning 2, but she wants to do things for herself. She tries to put her own clothes on (can't yet, but she tries). She has mastered the art of finding something to stand on to get up to the counter. She wants to sit at the counter (on a stool) with the big girls. She climbs onto the top bunk & can even climb down too.

She doesn't talk well yet, but she talks A LOT & understands what you say. Every time daddy takes the trash bag out of the can, she runs to get a new bag for the can. When you sweep, she brings you the dustpan. She's very helpful for a little, bitty girl. I guess my only complaint right now is that she's a bite-er. Mia has a big bruise & Adelaide probably has one too. Try explaining to a 3 and 4 year old that she is biting you because you are annoying her but she cannot tell you. The conversation went pretty much like this:

Me - "You know how mommy tells you to use your words?"
Amelia - "Yes. You always says that."
Me - "Allison can't talk. She doesn't have any words."
Amelia - "Oh (nodding thoughtfully)...What?"
Me - "Leave her alone & be nice. She won't get mad & you won't get bitten."

1 comment:

Jess said...

Me - "Leave her alone & be nice. She won't get mad & you won't get bitten."

HA HA HA HA HA HA HA... Classic mom language there Kim! LOL