Talking up a storm
Margaret and Emily have really started asking questions in the past week more than ever. Emily repeats a lot of what is said to her in the form of a question. Margaret will say, ‘Where you goin’ Mommy?’ and I’ll say, ‘We’re going to get groceries.’ Emily will then pipe in, ‘We goin’ to get go-shees?’ Or, ‘I love you, Emily!’ ‘You love me?!’ It’s pretty cute.
A funny one that I wouldn’t have expected is that every time a song comes on they ask, ‘What’s this song called?’ When we were getting the go-shees this morning after dropping Andrew off at school, they wanted to know the name of every song that came on, and I hadn’t heard some of them so I either took a guess or said, ‘I don’t know!’ They get a bit thrown off by the ‘I don’t know’s because they really want an answer, and expect that I should be able to give one!
My aunt and uncle came over in the afternoon today for a couple of hours. It had been a month since our last visit with them and they could really see a difference in the girls. Usually I don’t notice their changes as much because I’m with them all the time so it all seems a bit more gradual (except not really, because I definitely notice that they change quite rapidly!) But this time I can definitely say I’ve noticed huge changes in them lately, too.
Their hair is getting long, but I wish there was more I could do with it. It looks ADORABLE in pig tails or a single ponytail but they will only keep hair ties in for about 5 minutes, and barrettes and other cute hair accessories, forget it. So it always looks as if I’ve done nothing with their hair, when in actual fact I DO brush it, and I WANT to do cute braids and styles with it, but they’re not interested. I’m really excited to one day get to braid their hair for them, though. I loved braiding my dolls’ hair when I was a kid, and I’m pretty good at it if I do say so myself. Now I have 2 human dolls, I just need to convince them that sitting and getting their hair done is fun!
Andrew was so much better behaved today, and I made a point of being in a better mood myself. All around, it made for a much better day for everyone. The grocery shop this morning was a bit much, though. It’s exhausting. I wanted to get a fair bit of stuff so I pushed the girls around in their stroller, and pulled the cart behind me. It’s not ideal, not even close. Luckily we went at a time that’s not too busy, but it’s still just not something I would do if I didn’t have to. I can’t always wait till evening because I’m SO tired by that point, adding a grocery shop to the end of the day seems almost torturous if I don’t have enough energy for it. Sometimes it’s nice to get the time out on my own, and I look around at other things, too, so it doesn’t feel like ALL I did was get groceries. But taking the girls and making sure they’re entertained/fed/happy and then getting them home, unloading everything and putting it away...it’s a lot. I never used to think twice about grocery shopping, and there was a time when I even ENJOYED it and looked forward to the experience, but that’s not really the case these days. At least it’s done for now, and other than a few things we’ll be stocked for a while.