Charlotte. What a character. She reminds me a lot of Caleb. Definitely wants to be in charge. Doesn’t flinch when yelled at or swatted. Will not be denied of mischievous fun. She is moody, dangerous and destructive. And she is affectionate, smart and independent.
Do you see the right side of the head rest? She has ripped out the styrofoam and pulled the fabric covering off.
Sometimes she wakes up from her nap screaming. One day I just couldn’t get her to calm down. So after about 20 minutes, I gave her some tortilla chips for a snack. I went into the kitchen to prep dinner and then checked on her a few minutes later. She had dumped the entire bag of chips on the floor. It was nearly a full bag and I had to throw the whole thing away because with three kids running around, you just never know what’s lingering on the carpet. What a waste.
That night we had chicken and waffles with peanut butter and honey for dinner. I gave her an Oreo for dessert. I didn’t realize she still had a mouthful of chicken and waffles with peanut butter and honey (all chewed up and juiced up). She really wanted that Oreo, so she spit out the waffles onto the carpet. It looked like vomit.
And then later we realized that she had used the peanut butter and honey dressing as hair gel. Actually it made her hair much more manageable instead of the slippery fineness it usually is. Maybe I should start selling pb and honey hair gel and make a fortune!
She likes to keep things in her mouth for a really long time sometimes. I took this picture because I thought she looked so funny with he head tilted up and mouth hanging open. What I didn’t realize at the time is that she had a large grape in her mouth that Shane had given her 30 minutes earlier. She started choking and we were both freaking out cause we had no idea what was happening. Thankfully she spit it out after a few seconds. But that seemed like an eternity.
We still have to tape up her diaper every night. Shane hates doing it but Eliza usually times her feedings so he gets stuck with it. This night in particular he was really struggling with her and said “I hate arts and crafts!”
She has filled the toilet up with toilet paper. Although I was really happy that she wasn’t playing in the toilet water. So, this isn’t really that bad.
I think the hardest thing for me to deal with is when she will whine and scream (not ask or request) for something, like water. But when I give her what she just whined and screamed for, she will turn around and walk away and scream and cry and throw a mean tantrum. And after a few more minutes of trying to clarify what it really is that she wants, she’ll take the water and devour it like she’s severely dehydrated.
But seriously, I’ve calmed down quite a lot about her antics. When I recently read through some old posts about Caleb, I was able to laugh at them. And then I realized that I’m really going to enjoy reading about what a little terror she is when she isn’t a little terror. And so, I’m learning to truly appreciate every bit of her.