Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Wanted: Toddler-sized apt, 2BR/1B, feeding chair, sandbox+splash-pool

I'm nearly 16 mos old now - time to assert my independence!

I've already started out by refusing to eat most of the foods mama and papa give me. This way they can better understand that I'm developing my own sense of self. Sure, I used to looovvee chicken and veggies. No longer! Of course I used to eat a big bowl of porridge for breakfast. Forget that! Along with cheese, carrot sticks, melon bites -- all history! Now, I just nibble a bit here and there. Though I will still eat Cheerios - can never give up my first love.

Next, I decided to make a stand a bath time. Literally. I find that standing in the tub gets me out pretty quick, especially if I'm crying through it all. The shower was fun for a short while, but now I gotta draw a line in the sand there, too.

Don't get me wrong, I love my mama and papa. I really do - they're good parents. Its just that I have these urges to do things by myself. I gotta try everything out.

And, I suspect I inherited this independent streak from them anyway so they'll find a way to cope with it.

Today, I almost snuck out of papa's home office with a check book. Not sure exactly how it works, but I think it'll be important once I get my own apartment set up.

Now, if only I could reach the front door knob....
-- Peanut


Maiju said...

That's the way to do it!

More independence fights coming along...

Best wishes,

Fearful Mom

Ace said...

Looks like we are heading in that direction too.

Peanut's Mom said...

In a way we are naturally proud of our little Peanut for showing us that she has opinions and makes her own decisions....just not when they are so contrary to ours and there is no such thing as "reasoning" about it ;-)

It reminds of how people would coo over Peanut as a baby and say things like "they are soooo cute - at that age" or "they great now, just wait until they develop an attitude".

Welcome to Toddlerhood, ace!