Thursday, December 20, 2007

Something to snuggle with

Kate's been asking for a pink princess backpack now for months. We...er...Santa was going to get her one but then she started asking, daily, for a Cinderella skateboard. What do you know, Disney makes those. Well, it's a scooter but we feel no real need to meet our deductible on health insurance next year so we're going for something more suitable to a 3 and 1/2 year old.


Aunt Jo Jo and Uncle Steve wouldn't let Kate go without the pink princess backpack, though. After all, a proper princess needs all the accessories while riding her stylin' skateboard (please don't tell her it's a scooter). The girls had a sleepover at their house this week and received their Christmas gifts from them. Sarah got a little babydoll who comes with her own stroller. She promptly evicted the tiny baby from her stroller and sat down in it and Kate pushed her all over the house in it. Kate opened her backpack. It was love at first sight. She slept with it.


In related news, this morning after Kate packed all her (and some of Sarah's) belongings into her princess backpack One-Word-At-A-Time-Sarah walked up to her, pointed at the pack and clearly said "That's a backpack." I do enjoy the language acquisition age because each day is full of fun surprises like that.

8 comments:

Drunkle Steve said...

Damn that kid Sarah is DUMB. Of COURSE it's a backpack. She decides to form a complete sentence and wastes it on stating the obvious?? How about "That princess backpack was made in China and is very likely toxic" or "That princess backpack will be MINE next time you're distracted getting your pretty hair and nails done, bi-atch"? She clearly needs more Uncle Steve time...

Kicking N. Screaming said...

It's entirely likely that the unintelligible babble we get from her is often those very sentences. You were much older than she by the time you were giving your siblings concussions, as I recall. These things take time!

Boomin' Granny said...
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Boomin' Granny said...

You tell him, Lisa!
He doesn't mention how long he let Dave do his talking for him. He would just sit back and not even try to say any words--after all, his big brother was more than willing!
Obviously, he DOES talk now.
Looks like the girls had a great Steve and Joy Christmas!

Brooklyn Volunteer said...

Irene was bitten (devoured is more appropriate) by the Disney Princess marketing monster 2 months ago. Help us!!

Kicking N. Screaming said...

Actually, a Disney Princess Monster that bites might just be the cure!

FlapScrap said...

If Sarah's going to state the obvious anyway, just teach her to begin each sentence with, "Look out"

"Look out, that's a backpack."

It'll add a breath of intrigue that will give others pause, and soon everybody will want her advice. Which will be, "look out."

RFKeith said...

... and she should every sentence with, "BANG!"

"Look out,, that's a backpack. BANG!"