Sunday, January 11, 2009

Elizabeth's Latest Funnies

Here are a few of the latest funnies from our soon-to-be 3-year-old:

  • [Random Side Note: Not everybody knows this but the song "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" was written about a girl, Katie Casey - E has a book about this.] She's also recently been playing CDs and singing or dancing along. Sometimes she either can't pronounce or misunderstands the lyrics and so this is somewhat amusing. However, in the case of "Take Me Out to the Ball Game," she's just plain old changed them. Here is her version, "Take me out to the ball game, take me out with the crowd. Buy me some peanuts, and cheese and crackers..." She's never had Cracker Jacks, so I'm sure she would just prefer cheese and crackers. She is her Daddy's girl after all.
  • When she's getting a nighttime treat of ice cream and cake, we sing "Ice cream and cake and cake" (ala Buckwheat Boyz). Well, this presents a problem as Elizabeth doesn't like cake, just the icing. (Girl after my own heart, there.) Yesterday evening when we were singing, "Ice cream and cake and cake" I told her that if she wasn't going to eat any of the cake, she shouldn't be singing the song - that we would need a different song for her. She came back with, "Ice cream and icing, icing. Ice cream and icing." I guess I asked for it!
  • Even if you don't ask her, she'll gladly tell you, "My birthday's coming up." And in the case of Grandma or Nana on the phone with her, "Do you have presents for me?"
  • Potty training is not going well...if you can say it is even going. I swear I think she'll be in Kindergarten before she learns to pee in the potty...let alone #2. She doesn't even mind walking around in a soiled diaper. In fact, if you ask her if she has poop in her pants she'll run away and say, "Nooooo!" (Dead giveaway that there is some nastiness in the diaper.) Yesterday after she denied that there was anything there...while I was changing her, she said, "Thank you for telling me there was poop in there, Mommy."
  • She's also a great shopper. She knows that Target is good (probably doesn't hurt that they have popcorn and slushies) and if on the very, very, very rare occasion I have mentioned about going to WalMart, she'll say, "No, I not going to WalMart!"