Lately when Layla is upset and crying, she will call out for Minnie. She’ll get in trouble, for instance, and start crying, “Miiiiiinnnnnnnnniiiiiiiieeeeeee.” She’ll also call out for “Baby” if that was what she was playing with last. She did that this morning when she was upset from hurting her finger: “Baaaaaabbbbbbyyyyyy.” It’s pretty cute, and nice that she has things that give her comfort. It also makes for good bargaining chips. The other day she was being rotten and wouldn’t say she was sorry for trying to bite me while I got her dressed (something that, fortunately, has not reared it’s ugly head much recently but we have had to deal with in the past). I put her in her crib to give her time to calm down, but she still wouldn’t say she was sorry. Finally I told her I would take all her bed toys away if she didn’t say sorry, and she still wouldn’t so up onto a high shelf in her closet they all went. She was really upset about that (she sleeps with approximately a million dolls, stuffed animals, various pillows, 2 quilts….), but since then I have been able to get her to pay attention by telling her I will take them away again if she doesn’t [fill in the blank]. She did eventually say she was sorry that morning, by the way, but is was the quietest sorry I ever (barely) heard.
Minnie! May 17, 2012
Since we went to Disney, Layla has been all about Minnie! She gets so excited any time she sees anything to do with Minnie, and she always has to have her plush Minnie at bedtime (along with scores of dolls and her beloved pillow-animal thing). Last week I got her a Minnie sippy cup, and she will not drink from anything else now. We have to wash it by hand every morning because it’s always in use so never makes it into the dishwasher. In fact, as I’m writing this I’m thinking we could make loads of room in our cupboard taking out all the other sippy cups since they aren’t getting any use these days. Anyway, she doesn’t just want juice, she wants “Minnie juice.” She has two Minnie Mouse outfits: the one she is wearing in this picture, and a purple Minnie tank top Nanny bought her at Disney. These are in heavy rotation. In fact, she wore the pink outfit yesterday and refused to wear anything but the tank top this morning. “No. Minnie! No. Minnie!”
So Layla turns two on Monday. How that happened I really don’t know. But needless to say John and I made sure that her presents reflect her love of Minnie. We took the kids to Toys R Us last weekend and did some sneaky shopping. We got plenty of Minnie stuff which was fun until we got home and Layla could see Minnie’s face through the (what I thought was opaque) shopping bag, and started crying because I wouldn’t let her get to any of it. I have also ordered her some Minnie Mouse cupcakes, so I think she will be a happy girl! 🙂