Sunday, September 25, 2005

An Eclectic Child

I sent Bella off yesterday with my mother and my gorgeous, brilliant nephew for some delightful dining out, followed by (unbeknownst to us) a grandmotherly-indulgent shopping spree. I sent her out in a little green dress (it was one of those days that she insisted on a dress), nothing too fancy, but cute. This is what I got back--oh, and the dress had fiberoptics that twinkle, mind you:

















Along with THIS: She dances, she sings. Over and over and OVER again. Alex and I called my mom to thank her for such a thoughtful gift that she chose, over such silly (and silent) choices such as, oh, puzzles, paints, books, etc. She just chuckled and said something about "grandparents' revenge."

Contrast that to this tableau from today:She is sitting in her daddy's giant recliner, having refused to get dressed at ALL, eating a peanut butter sandwich, and watching the big-screen TV. What is she watching? Why, the NFL, of course. Jacksonville Jaguars (go, Matt jones, our homeboy!) vs. New York Jets.

Oh, well, at least she has varied and balanced interests, right?

12 comments:

  1. Good grief. Sounds like what happens to Dinks when she is under the Nana/Pop-Pop influence.

    Dinks is back into the Wiggels again. Right after we have spent practically a mortgage payment on Dora stuff.

    *sigh*

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  2. Bella's Wiggles obsession was EARLY, for some reason. She was totally over them by age two. She has always loved things with singing and dancing (or "scawy monsters), otherwise, she couldn't care less.

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  3. Cute! I know what you mean about noisy toys. At least Thomas (the tank engine) is quiet.

    My friend Dave's dad has season tickets to the Jets. So Dave and our friend Alfred were there today - we live 10 minutes from Giants stadium. (I've never seen a pro football game though.)

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  4. I showed Bella's picture to BC, the one with the fairy princess dress, because I want him to understand just what having a daughter could mean. And he just melted and chuckled a little and said "awww, every little girl deserves to be a princess for a day." This man is DOOMED!

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  5. Heh, heh. Bella had Alex wrapped around her little finger the first time he saw her ultrasound image and heard the words, "It's a girl". He could NOT have been happier!

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  6. You're going to miss those fairy princess moments when Bella turns preteen and all she wants to wear is dark makeup and tight jeans. How I long for those princess days. I'm all teary now!

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  7. [Belinda is sticking her fingers in her ears and loudly repeating "LALALALALALALALALALALALALALALALALALALALALALALALALALALALALA...etc." nonstop.]

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  8. Awww! She looks adorable. Get over it, Mommie! :-) You KNOW you love it!

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  9. Oh, I could just eat her up with a spoon. Regardless of what Margalit says, she will never grow up. Never.

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  10. She's gonna look awfully funny at her high school graduation in that princess dress and pink underpants. :-)

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  11. Hush, you. 3-year-olds don't GO to high school. lalalalalalalalaaaaaaa....

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