And The Oscar Goes To…

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Award winning actresses of our time, Nicole Kidman, Angelina Jolie, Cate Blanchett & my daughter.

Our little princess is many things. She is smart, funny, sweet & sometimes a little bit cunning. Toddlers are smart. They absorb everything. There is a reason we call them little sponges. At this age they are building their vocabulary, embracing their imaginations & creativity & they are also learning what makes their parents tick. They study us, emulate us & in many cases they play us.

My daughter knows just how to strike a chord with mommy & daddy. She uses hugs, crocodile tears and her new found acting chops to try to manipulate us. It is even getting difficult for me to be able to differentiate between her real tears & her fake ones. Her excuses have become more convincing as well. Most of her performances come at bedtime. She has hundreds of acts lined up to keep her from sleeping.

Act 1: The Heart To Heart Hour
“Mama, I have a problem.”
“What is it?”
“Something is bothering me.”
“What’s the matter, baby?”
“I have a big problem.”
“Goodnight Mai.”

Act 2: The Great Potty Performance
“Wait, I need to go to the potty.” (Funny, she never need to potty during the day.) Here she has got me. She knows that I have to take her the potty while we are training. She figured this out quickly.
Ok, quick let’s go potty.

Act 3: The Sick Show
“Mama, I need juice.”
No juice before bed.
“Cough cough hack hack” (Fake forced coughs of course) I (cough) need juice (hack) for my throat.”

Scenes From Next Week’s Episodes…

The I’m So Hungry
Cover My Feet
I Need To Rock
I Want One More Kiss
Rub My Tummy

Catch all of these live performances nightly at about 8 o’clock.

 

About The Pinterested Parent

I am loving wife to my best friend & mommy to our smarty pants little girl, who loves to learn, craft & play. I am an artist, a crafter & I am Pinterest addict. When I first started my blog it was meant to be an outlet for my Pinterest addiction. I was looking to inspire & be inspired. What it became was a wonderful journey for me & my daughter in which we chronicle our activities, crafts, lessons & a hefty slice of our life. Please join us as we navigate through this wonderful thing called motherhood.
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8 Responses to And The Oscar Goes To…

  1. I have two award winning friends here for Mai named Emma and Lily and they put on a similar show daily right around the same time of the night! Seriously though got to love the excuses not to go to bed that we get 😉

    • Oh my goodness! I have no idea where they come up with some of them. She has equal amounts of excuses for why she doesn’t eat her dinner or why she can’t pick up her toys. I imagine the excuses only get more elaborate as they get older. Lol!

  2. bizigal says:

    Funny…could this be a precursor to the teenage years? 🙂

  3. go Mama O says:

    Funny! My kids do similar bits at bedtime! I get a lot of questions – last night it was, “Mom, when you were a kid, did you ever get stiches?”

  4. Lol! I love it. They are sneaky ones. Got to love them though. ;+)

  5. My 3 year old is up for an Oscar too! Oh my! Bed time: “Mommy, you know what?” repeated about 100 times. Chore time: “I’m so tired.” Dinner time: “My tummy hurts. I think I have a fever.”

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