At this age, you can get her to do (sometimes, when she is in a good mood, and the stars are aligned just right) whatever you want:
- share Gold Fishes
- Shake her bowl-haircut head on cue
- Hug her Frankie Doll
- The other day, her father actually asked her to hug the corner of our bed, and she did. Really bizarre!
- Still refuses to give High Fives in the car
- Dressing her up in what you want (and sometimes even keeping the pigtails in her hair)
- Having her show me her nose, and then sticking her finger up her nose for added comic relief
- Blow kisses
- Grabbing EVERY single glass made of glass from the coffee table and handing it to me. Very dangerous, but she’s just trying to help.
- Tickling her and getting her to tickle her daddy
- Having her repeat what you say (this will turn really bad pretty soon)
- Putting dirty dishes in the dishwasher (only the spatulas and spoons, no knives or plates yet)
- Asking her to get me her bowl to add fishes, grapes, cheerios in it. But still looking a little confused at what I am asking when she opens her kitchen cupboard to get it.
- Watering the plants using her baby watering can (granted the rain today didn’t help with this)
- Making her run around the house for no reason
- Showing me her belly button, or showing her my belly button, putting her entire finger in her her/my belly button, and laughing hysterically at this.
She can be hours of entertainment. If only the good moods would last FOREVER.
Oh yeah, and this morning I received My Toddler This Week email from BabyCenter email. And in it, the following:
Is your child a little ray of sunshine at daycare but a thundercloud when you show up on the scene? Try not to get upset by these end-of-day meltdowns. They’re signs of true love: Your toddler knows that it’s safe to let out all of his pent-up feelings around you.
And there you have it!