Toddlers don’t know how to walk..
I’ve seen, known, and even babysat many toddlers in my day.. so this is my expert opinion.
Toddlers don’t walk.. then run.
Then run EVERYWHERE!
They can’t walk. It’s not in their blood.
They just run.
They are in a hurry all the time.
My daughter is NO exception to this..
I constantly see her zipping through the hallway.. zipping through one end of a room to another.. she’s like a little pink blur in the apartment.. always zipping from one place to the next.
Sometimes I have to just stop her and say, “M, walk.. walk..”
And almost as if mocking me, she’ll slow down and take some exaggerated steps and say “Walk.. walk…”
Sigh… toddlers are fast!
It’s been fascinating to see M’s imagination developing..
She loves to watch certain television shows and DVDs of television shows..
One in particular is Lalaloopsy Land.. something about pillow.. I can’t think of the name.
One of the main characters is called Pillow Featherbed.. she LOVES Pillow.. so much so that we actually had to scour the internet to try to find a Pillow doll for her..
Lately, she’s been pretending to be Pillow. There are times where she’ll lie down on a pillow and say, “Shhh. Pillow sleep.” Or she’ll pretend to catch Sheep, Pillow’s pet.
Sometimes she likes it when we call her Pillow.
Or she’ll watch another show and she’ll pretend that she’s running and jumping with the other characters.. or she’ll copy their dialogue..
Sometimes, when the TV is NOT on, she’ll reenact dialogue or sing a song they sing while doing a dance they do.. or she’ll call her self that particular character and mimic actions they do in the show or movie..
It’s pretty amazing watching her imagination develop with the shows she watches.. and how she begins to actually interact with the characters she sees on tv and how she incorporates that into her play time..
It’s so much fun to watch..
Ok.. I have a confession.
I was a total Hannah Montana fan.
It wasn’t like this show was on when I was a tween.. I was in my twenties when this show came on.. and yes.. I was a fan.
I was such a fan that I actually went to watch her 3d movie AND that other movie that came out a few years later.. yes.. my mom and I were the only adults WITHOUT kids going into that movie..
Flash foward years and years later.. I have a 21 month year old daughter.. and here we are.. watching Hannah Montana episodes on Netflix.
As I type this, she’s saying “Yiyee, there” (Miley, there!) on the side bar of the WordPress new post screen..
It actually started back in March.. during Hubby’s birthday party.. the Hannah Montana concert came on TV. Our niece was watching it and M totally loved it.
I looked for the concert on Netflix but found the episodes instead.
Now.. she loves watching it.. not as much as she loves her other shows, but if she sees the thumbnail of the Hannah Montana show, she will ask for it..
It’s pretty cute hearing her sing the theme song.. right down to the laugh she does at the end..
The show was cute… and so were the little songs… so I think it’s cute that M’s enjoying it like I did..
Laziness took over us this past weekend and we didn’t go to any Farmer’s Markets..
Why does it seem like I’ve been full of “fails” lately.. boo.
Actually, we had a very busy weekend outside of the whole Farmer’s Market fail..
We booked the venue for M’s 2nd birthday party.. we went to a birthday party.. went to Church.. had dinner with her grandparents..
Maybe next weekend.. maybe next weekend..
Unless someone knows of some Farmers Market in San Diego that’s on a weekday after work hours… anyone?
So the plan this weekend is to go to the Farmers Market in Little Italy tomorrow.
Now, I’ve been to farmers markets around our area in SD, and they weren’t really all that great.. they were pretty small. We also came pretty late into the event, so there wasn’t a lot of stuff left, and it was pretty dead..
This farmers market looks like it’s going to be pretty packed. I’ve seen pictures of this particular one and it looks massive. There are tons of vendors.. the street is pretty much lined with them.. and there are people everywhere!
We’ll try to get there pretty early. M usually sleeps in, but is pretty good about being transported while sleeping. She’s so used to it during the weekdays that I think she’ll be ok.
I’m not sure what to really expect.. I’m sure it will be a lot of me being overwhelmed, confused, and looking dumbfounded… Or not.. who knows..
Either way.. you’ll find out about our adventure on Monday..
Have a great weekend!
Ideally, I should have been finished with the squat challenge. I would have finished 250 squats..
But.. I got bored. So very bored. Bored. Bored. Board
So, I stopped. I stopped at about 160-170.
I know.. I was soooo close.
I know.. I should be more motiviated..
I heard all the pep talks. I heard all the “I can’t believe your gonna quit” from the Hubby.
I even heard, “I thought we were going to do this together!” Yes. I feel bad.
But I was bored.
And that’s my problem with working out. I get bored. I get board of the same work out all the time..
So.. I’m looking for another thing to do..
Yesterday, I felt the need to jog.. so I called up Hubby to set up the jogging stroller so we could take a jog around the apartment complex with M. BUT.. I had no idea that jogging stroller tires needed air and all the tires were flat!
I ended up taking M to the playground.
I did get an arm workout by pushing the teeter totter up and down while M sat on the other end…
I know.. I gotta focus and I gotta be motivated. I’m only hurting myself.. yadda yadda yadda..
I need to find a workout I like.. that’s preferably free… because I like yoga but I don’t want to pay for all those classes and I obviously don’t have the discipline to do it on myown..
Another fitness challenge FAIL…
M brings lots of her stuffed animals to bed with us. She calls them her friends. Her favorite friend is a cat she picked out from the Disney Store.. it’s the white cat from the Aristocats.. I dont’ know the name..
She also plays with an empty Glossy Accents (crafty glue) bottle and pretends its a baby bottle.
Last night, when we were in bed getting ready to go to sleep, she suddenly sits up.
I look over at her and she’s feeding her cat the bottle Glossy Accents! Then, she lays back down hugging the cat and falls asleep.
I wish I could have taken a picture, or captured the moment in video.. it was such a priceless memory.
I’m so happy that the love we have for her is projected in the love she has for her “friends” and for others…