It’s a Maelie thing
It’s funny how quickly babies go from being completely useless to walking, feeding themselves and getting into all kinds of trouble.
Maelie is no exception.
Recently, she’s started making her needs known a lot more than just “WAAA! I’M HUNGRY!” or “WAAA! I’M DIRTY!” She’s now coming up to me with requests. For example:
Last week, she discovered that putting boots on was super fun. Like, ridiculously fun.
She followed me all over the house with Luca’s rain boots. And every couple of minutes, she’d make it known that she needed those boots on.
I’d put the boots on, but since her feet are half the size of Luca’s, they would quickly come off.
So I’d hear, stomp, slap, stomp, slap as she’d walk down the hall with one boot on, the other foot bare. Then she’d get angry as the boot would fall off.
And then the game would begin.
Maelie: Aaaah! Eeee! EEEEEEHHHHH!
Me: Mae. For the love of all that’s good, I JUST PUT THESE ON YOU.
This went on for about 2 hours as I cleaned, cooked and did normal around the house things. She just wouldn’t stop. She followed me everywhere toting those boots.
I mean, it was adorable, don’t get me wrong, but goodness. It got a little ridiculous.
However, she’s super helpful around the house.
She stacks her Cheerios nice and neatly.
She does the dishes.
And best of all, she feeds the dog.
Good thing, too, because Sadie could stand being put on a diet.
It’s funny. She’s been here for a little over a year, and already, she’s growing too fast. She can make sound enough decisions that amaze me. She understands the word no, she knows how to tell me that she’s tired without flipping out, and she is super patient. I mean, she’s demanding, don’t get me wrong. She loudly makes her needs known. But if we’re at a store, or somewhere in public, she doesn’t throw a tantrum or give us a hard time.
She’s really a good kid.
So, as she goes deeper into her second year here, I can’t wait to hear what she has to say. Because, seriously, already? She’s hilarious. Once those things start pouring out of her mouth, watch out.
Now if I could just get her to change her own diapers…