"i wanna go poop again!" 10-01 (after getting a vitamin reward for going poop in the potty.)
the neighbor girls (twins) are about 4 yrs old and they NEVER say hi or smile. they always just stare and sometimes make comments about us like we're not even there. the other day sparrow went out into the courtyard where they were playing with dolls, and she asked me: "can i visit the girls?" i said "i don't know, you'll have to ask them." she bravely goes up to them and says, "can i please visit you?" they said nothing. but sparrow would not be intimidated. she hovered close by and inched ever closer. soon she was sitting happily on the steps next to them. they pretty much ignored her but were not mean, as i had feared, and even let her touch and play with some of their dolls. she is so brave!
i was talking delightedly about new baby golden and how little she is. sparrow cuts in:
"and i'm OLD!" without missing a beat. her eyes were wide and round. 10-01
lately, sparrow is sooooo funny with baby golden. she rushes up to her, gives her a huge, in-the-face smooch, then without even watching her for a reaction, shouts out immediately "LOOK AT THAT SMILE!"
"mom! the girl doesn't want me!" 10-03 (about a little girl at our 'growing times' class who would yell "NO!" every time sparrow came into her vicinity.)
(arranging the 3 cars of her toy train)
"you first and you first and you first.." 10-06
(looking at a book about parades. the st. patrick's day parade page comes up.)
"just like we went to irish!" 10-06
(looking at a picture of strep throat bacteria in a magazine. it was purple and green.)
"oooh! look at that! ...we're gonna eat it!" 10-07
(singing to the tune of "pony boy"):
"sippy cup, sippy cup, won't you be my sippy cup. don't say no..." 10-08
"bougainvillea!" 10-09 (yes, she knows the bougainvillea plant. she also knows other flowers by name like morning glories, except she calls those "morning glorias," and now i do too!)
(watching "24"--yes, we did let her watch one episode with us.)
thomas: "oh no, what a hag!"
sparrow: "wook! another tag!" 10-09
"honey! i made art project!" (yelling into the phone at thomas) 10-09
(pics of sperm on computer) "looket! bugs!" 10-11
"does kristy have a butt?" (she fell in love with kristy maligro when we saw her briefly, and now continues to think about her...) 10-12
(playing with sand and a funnel.)
she comes up to me with a funnel full of sand and says,
"i'm havin' some wine." 10-12
(sees rattle in a book.) looks for awhile, then says
"einstein!" (reminds her of the einstein videos i guess!) 10-12
(me kissing golden numerous times on cheeks.)
sp: "are you gobbling her up?" 10-12
"it smells like avocado." 10-15
sp: "all done! can we go to oregon?"
me: "well...not today, but maybe next year!"
sp: "i wanna go to it!" 10-15
(because i had told her a few days ago that kristy had gone back to oregon to be with her kids.)
thomas: "so...what do you think? should we go to oregon?"
sparrow: "can i come?"
"mom, can you talk to the words?" (when she wants me to start reading a book that she has opened.)
"oh! lion dandies!" (dandylions) 10-16
"maybe in a couple of days i will kiss her." (because sparrow has been sick and i haven't been letting her kiss golden.) 10-16
"the alligators were sick, and i haven't didn't kiss them." 10-16
sp: "this is baby jeremiah. i wiped his bum." (with a tiny doll after we visited new baby jeremiah. then,
sp: "here's his sacrum." (pointing to the correct area on the doll.)
me: "oh! yeah! good job! ....and here's your sacrum." (i point.)
sp: "no, this is not my sacrum."
me: "where's your sacrum?"
sp: "here." (points to her ribs.)
me: "oh! ...well, where's baby jeremiah's sacrum?"
sp: "his sacrum is in the house."
(she meant "in samuel's house. duh, mom! that's where baby jeremiah is!) 10-16
(singing to herself after we put her to bed)
"daddy's in the living room and he's not coming back. he's not coming back. and he's done teaching the girls...and miss paula..." 10-21
"did we get some ganic milk?" (organic) 10-22
(singing)"i don't like feathers, and the mountains are playing dress-up, and we're going to mops, and i'm singing." 10-22-08
"i bedda get ta sleepin'." 10-22
"the balls are fighting!" (see-thru rain stick) 10-24
slightly butchering the title of a book called big time olie, where rolie polie olie messes with a shrink and grow machine, sparrow said,
"rolie polie time eater!" 10-25
she dropped my bobby pin into the toilet. she knows better than that. i asked her, "why did you drop mommy's bobby pin into the toilet?" she said happily, "in the water!" i couldn't be too bummed. 10-26
sp: "mommy, are you sleeping?"
me: "not yet, but maybe if you stop talking, i can fall asleep."
sp: (whispers) "i stopped talking." 10-29
me: "stop pushing that button, or i'll have to take it away."
sp: "just a little bit?" (pushes again) 10-29
reading a book where a dog knocked over a bowl of balls and a man slipped on them, sparrow says,
"maybe i can be a doggy and maybe i can be a man, and maybe i can go in the book and slip on the balls!" 10-29
(she was playing with daddy making a tent with a blanket. she stuck her head out but the rest of her was still under the "tent.")
"it's so warm for my butt!" 10-31
sparrow doesn't really love peanut butter but i have been trying to encourage her to eat it. i made her a dip with peanut butter for her lunch today, but she wasn't touching it. at some point she said, "i was eating my ice cream!" just playing, i guess. i took a little carrot stick and dipped it in the peanut dip and said, "mm, i'm eating my ice cream right now!"
sparrow: "but i'm not eating it!" (she won't be fooled!) 10-31
"it's singing a song about my lunch!" (she was playing with a little musical toy during lunch.) 10-31
me: "we should get some snap peas to put in the salad tomorrow."
sparrow: "and roly-pops!" 10-31
(today she got her first candy ever: a lolly pop. she kept calling it a "roly-pop," it was so cute! in the car she was saying, "isn't it beautiful?" she was truly in love with her roly pop.)
sp: "oh no!"
me: "what's wrong?"
sp: "it just got an owie."
(then i was recording what she had just said onto my phone, and she heard me talking ahout how her roly-pop just got an owie.) she says,
"no! you forgot the kiss!" (her roly-pop needed a kiss on its owie, apparently.)
sp: "mommy, are you really sad?"
sp: "it's gonna be alright." 10-31
sp: "i'm talking to God!"
me: "oh yeah? what are you saying to him?"
sp: "hey God! i got letters!" 10-31