Tuesday, February 13, 2007

The Winds of Change

The winds of change are a blowin' over here. It all started the other morning when I was getting Lily dressed for the day. I had her purple jogging suit lying on the floor and she took one look at it and said "all done joggin suit" -- "Jeans. Wear jeans. Wear bwoo jeans."
WHAT?????? I am thinking, "Are you kidding me kid? You have been refusing to wear jeans for at least 6 months now!" But, I went back upstairs and rummaged through her drawers to FIND a pair of jeans (most of them are floods now!) And, she has been wearing jeans for the past 3 days.
Last week she said she wanted to take a bath. She splashed around in there until every last drop of water was gone. I guess she is no longer concerned with the hair that might be floating in there, or any little piece of soap or dirt. She, once again, is a fan of baths! (hmmm)
Oh, then there is her "art". Gone are the days where she would sit and peel the paper off of her crayons for HOURS. She has suddenly discovered the true purpose of these little colored sticks and she is coloring up a storm over here. "Mama, wook at me. Cullaween bwoo shirt/cullaween bween pants/cullaween red fishies"...
And, she is EATING! Saying "yes' to peanut butter and jelly sandwiches; inhaling pork roast like you wouldn't believe; trying new things and liking much of it. This is a wonderful change and I am thrilled about it.
So, this little one is keeping me on my toes. She is a smart cookie, uses her mind to form strong opinions...and occasionally she changes her mind. I am just trying to roll with it! We went to Target this morning to look for some jeans, and found some! (She said "no" to the first pair I showed her, but agreed to the second pair, because they have pretty flowers on the waistband).
We also looked at some tennis shoes. I showed her a blue and white pair that I thought were really cute, but she said "I no like the bwoo tennis shoes" and she proceeded to pick out a PINK pair and tell me, "this ones beautiful, momma!" The girl loves her some pink! (And, I'm hoping she doesn't change her mind on this one, cuz I love it too).

Some might call this "high maintenance" behavior, but I enjoy it-for the most part. It is just one (of the many) things that makes Lily...Lily.

16 comments:

Beckyb said...

I LOVE these changes - especially the eating one - I knew it would happen, it was just a matter of "when". YEAH!!! And I love the blue jeans - that's a hoot!!! A girl with a mind of her own - that's good!!

redmaryjanes said...

Every girl has to have her own sense of style. Lily's a little lady now!!

Verna said...

cool . . . Mya is just going thru a clingy, only wear pull-ups but pee through them, can't leave mama alone phase. Take every phase with the realization that it will not last forever and soon you will be making slide shows of your grown girl.

eggrolls and chopsticks said...

High maintenance behavior? I think it is just Lily behavior and not just your Lily ANY Lily! Let this be a warning to any expectant parent who is thinking of the name Lily!
Lily (yours) is just too cute and I love her opinions especially the pink ones.

The Shocks said...

She is too cute. Hannah has a pair of black dress shoes that she has to wear everywhere. She very rarely will wear her tennis shoes.

amy liz said...

such a big girl!
so glad she's eating more stuff!!
Grace has recently vetoed jeans, becaus they are not as soft as other types of pants. go figure.

GWEN OATSVALL said...

i love a girl who loves to shop, knows what she wants and loves pink. we are huge fans of pink here.

Carrie said...

I LOVE the new update you gave your blog! It fits perfectly with Lily's beautiful personality. It so great to see that Lily knows what she likes/needs, etc., It's one of the traits I so admire from Olivia.

Steffie B. said...

Love the new blog girl! I did the lily one too, for my other blog and now I can't get if off. What a computer mess! Glad to hear your little spice girl is keeping you on your toes! lol

new girl said...

I guess it's all part of growing up! It sounds like these changes are all positive in a big way. I love the way you translate Lily's speech -- now that I've heard her a little bit on your videos, I can really hear her in my mind.

The blog looks FANTASTIC, BTW!!

Emmie said...

Sounds like she is really growing up!! What a cutie

CA Momma said...

Girls who KNOW what they want and ASK for it will go far! Right on Lily!

a&mg said...

Wow, big changes!! Very cool that she is developing a unique personality all her own.

TC said...

Nik,
I like the new look,very professional.

Gee Gee said...

I, too, think your blog is amazingly professional looking. And you say you're not the "artsy" type. Think again...
Lily has quite good taste nowadays. I love hangin' out in my jeans too!!

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