Monday, September 24, 2007

Well then we'll have to charge you rent.

R: I don't want you to be my mommy anymore.
L: What?
R: I won't have a mommy anymore. I'll be nobody's daughter.
J: You have to be somebody's daughter. Everyone is someone's daughter.
R: I'm not going to be anyone's daughter.
J: Ok, well, we can use the room. Where will you live?
R: In my house. (pointing to ceiling)
(more discussion about still eating the food that we have on hand and taking her bedding and pillow outside to sleep in the yard... her idea. Maybe because I finished the massive playset today?)

I guess she wants to leave us without actually leaving.

I thought that wasn't supposed to happen until they're 35 and living in the basement. (Which will not happen, the basement is where the big TV is.)

Sunday, September 23, 2007


Now when she washes her hands, she often turns the water off while lathering up with the soap. Not sure where she got that from. (Though a lot of water is then spent trying to get all the soap off the faucet handles.)

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Good night, big girl.

Me: "Good night, baby."
Her: "Good night, dad. (pause) I'm not a baby. Say 'Good night, big girl.'"
Me: "Good night, big girl."
Her: "Good night, dad."

You'll always be my baby.

Our little ham

Rachel is developing quite the sense of humor and just a general sense of goofiness.

This just in:

"It's raining, it's pouring,
the old man is snoring,
he fell out of bed and he bumped his head
and he couldn't get up in the morning.


Poor man!"

Then she did a little dance and bowed, saying "Thank you! Thank you!"

We're pretty sure she's going to want to be an actress one day.

Saturday, September 08, 2007

Don't Call Him That

"He's not Pooh. He's Winnie the Pooh. Don't call him Pooh. That's rude."

Sunday, September 02, 2007

Babies develop magic of imagination by age 2

If someone tells you a friend got her nose pierced, you can visualize the new look and incorporate the information into your thinking and expectations. Young infants can't imagine such things. Their thinking, instead, is based highly on what's in front of them, what they can see. So when do children gain this ability to visualize things based on what they've been told? More...