So at almost 2 years old, here are a few of her silly antics.
One of the 'rules' we've implemented since having a child is that bodily noises (aka: burps, but, ew--I hate that word) are followed up with "Excuse Me", always. I don't want her growing up thinking that it's acceptable to just belch loudly without at least an acceptable 'excuse me' if it's an accident, or whatever. So if she hears ANY noise that resembles a burp, even if someone clears their throat, or whatever---she's all "EXCUSE ME, MOMMY (or insert name of culprit)!!!" And it doesn't stop there. Then? She proceeds to make a "fake" burp sound herself and follows it up quickly with, "Excuse Me, Emeline!"
She is the polite-police apparently.
We kind of always felt like when we had kids, we would use the proper names for body parts. We don't really make up cutesy little names. Recently, Emeline learned the word "bagina". Yep. You heard me. I will save the google searches by typing it exactly the way she says it, versus, um, properly.
So, the other day I was showering with her, and teaching her how to wash her body with a baby loofa sponge. I told her to wash her bottom, and then she looked up at me with all seriousness and asked, "Emeline wash bagina?"
I kind of died laughing inside. But not outwardly. Because, she was so serious. And used it properly. And it was cute. The end.
If you haven't noticed, we are in major TALK IN THIRD PERSON STAGE, and it is freaking adorable. I know I will miss it when the phase ends, so for now we think the third person speak is cute. Because it is.
At dinnertime, once we all sit down, we pray before our meal. She gets way excited to pray, and wants to hold both our hands. Sometimes, Declan and I will make the prayer go longer, squeezing each other's hands signaling to OPEN UP YOUR EYES AND LOOK AT YOUR DAUGHTER, because OMG. It is so CUTE seeing her squeeze her eyes shut intently praying.
Her botched version of ABC's? Ridiculous. I can't even handle it. Yes I'm her mother and yes I'm supposed to feel this way (right?). But her "lalala P!!!!" at L, M, N, O, P is so funny. And "double X" instead of "W, X".
The other day in the car she goes, "I love Pop Pop, I love Mom Mom, I love Daisy (my parents dog), I love Mommy, I love Daddy........and.........I LOVE POOPIE!!!!!!" and then proceeded to put her hands over her mouth and GIGGLE HYSTERICALLY. Like, she knew she was being a little jokester? Too much.
This age is so great. And so challenging. And so cute. I love it.