Doll 1: Come pyay wiv me mama
Doll 2: No. I watch the television.
Doll 1: Mama I need-lo
Doll 2: Do you want to sit wiv me?
Doll 1: Yes I do
Doll 2: I watch-a bacha-YAret
Doll 1: Noooo
I think my desire to watch the bachelorette finale on monday made a negative impression on my daughter. I felt truly horrible that she was enacting a scenario where she was rejected in favor of the television. Then I reminded myself that she was upstairs playing with DH during most of it and sitting in my lap having milk and playing during the rest of the episode and that it is the only show I watch. I literally do not watch television at all except for my lingering Bachelor/Bachelorette addiction and that's on like twice a year. So I decided to quit beating myself up that she is like scarred for life because I watched an entire episode (most weeks I manage twenty or thirty minutes of it).
Currently she is singing along to Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood (greatest show ever, better even than the Bachelorette) and having a "s'movie" with is a yogurt smoothie.
We just discussed her birthday. She wants a barbie that swims (the scuba barbie with plastic coral reef that I have paid 35 ridiculous dollars for this shiny plastic crap already so it's good to know she still wants it) and a bert and ernie cake. This works for me as I can bake a cake and put her existing ernie figure on top of it (bert, the sneaky bastard, is missing but I have till September to find him).
I've picked out a couple of books I want for her to give as ideas to relatives who don't know what to get. I always like to build her library and we read and reread a ton. This is probably why she uses words like "earlier" and "supposedly" with accuracy at age not-quite-three. Acquaintances, including her adored sitter, remark with amusement "She talks so big!" and I consider that a compliment owing entirely to the reading aloud.
Today is the last day of the library summer reading program. Due to the necessity of multiple rereads we only got in 140 separate titles since June 2 when my goal was 200. I'm still happy about it and she discovered a love for Scaredy Squirrel and Olivia. DH got in on the action this year and there are titles on her list like "Avengers VIII: And Thus By My Hand Shall Perish a Villain" which tickles me because not only is she totally into his comics, but I know the power a father's positive influence can have. So YAY for dh.
Here's a happy SP pic of her sitting on an amazon box wearing his shoes: