Sunday, June 24, 2012

Proud Parenthood

Having a toddler can be frustrating and stressful. It's difficult to get things done around the house. There are often spills, toys are everywhere, and the favorite game is "throw-it-all-on-the-floor." She knows how to put things away, but has to be coaxed to do so. It's easy to resort to TV as a distraction, and that is exactly what I sometimes do. Today I was determined there would be no TV. Emma, however, didn't get the memo. From the moment she woke up this morning she wanted to watch Curious George. She walked around in her pajamas with a blanket in her hand saying, "George? George?" But we had to get to church, so up she obediently ate her breakfast and got dressed with no George. 

After her nap, she asked for George again, and I distracted her with some goldfish crackers. As she wandered aimlessly around the living room munching her goldfish, she stepped on a Lego. "Ow," she commented, then began to pick all of them up. I watched as she put every single Lego back in the box, even venturing into the kitchen to see if she'd dropped any there. Then she looked at me and asked, "George?"

Really. How could I say no?

1 comment:

  1. I LOVE your posts! Sweet Emma...

    We miss you guys! Hope Boston and residency is treating you well!