Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Drama Queen

Alex gets really mad (obviously) when it's time to turn the bath water off.  She gets really mad about a lot of things these days...I love that when she doesn't get what she wants from me she cries for her daddy.

Sometimes I really don't know how I will survive the terrible two's.  And I think, "Do I really have to go through this with every kid we have?"  But then there are other moments that melt my heart...moments that I wont always have with her, and just the thought breaks my heart and brings tears to my eyes.  

I love the way Alex always says, "I love you, mommy.  I love you too."  

And right now my all-time favorite thing is singing songs with Alex when I get her tucked in to bed.  She stares up at me from her pillow all "wrapped up" in her blankies and belts out in her sweet little voice "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" "I Am Like A Star Shining Brightly" and "Jesus Wants Me For A Sunbeam"  Life doesn't get any better than this - that is what I think as she sings with me every night...my heart could not be more full of love than it is at this moment. 

Then, last night as we were getting Noah ready for bed he got a bloody nose.  He gets these a lot - partly because he is ALWAYS picking his nose.  He gets them pretty bad too.  He usually freaks out about it and wont let us plug his nose but last night he did pretty good.  I was still annoyed though, because he'd been picking, and now I had blood on my couch, bathroom rugs, clothes.  Anyways, we got it stopped, for the most part, and I finished reading him books and getting him ready for bed.  After he brushed his teeth I gave him some tissue to take to bed with him.  Here's how our conversation went:

Me:  Noah I want you to take this tissue to bed with you in case you need it.  If your nose is bothering you don't pick it, use this tissue, ok?

Noah (with a sweet smile and arms opened wide for a hug):  Mom, you always know just what I need.

I couldn't be happier 


steve & kim said...

I love it.

Sarah said...

She sounds so much like my girls! Katie is just starting that stuff and I am so not looking forward to all the drama! But it's a lot funnier when it's not your own kid :) Alex is too cute!

Randy and Tiffany said...

So cute! Ok, we were just talking on the phone earlier today about how I am not quite sure I am ready to have kids yet...but reading this post just switches me back over to the other side and makes me think how great it is going to be to have kids! :)

Dad said...

That video of Alex in the bath.....that was you, exactly. You would cry for me cause mom would not give you what you wanted, mom would make a video and laugh at you the same way you were laughing at Alex. Then I'd come home and spank you.
Oops, I better say I'm teasing or someone will believe me.

Anna said...

I can completely and totally relate to your feelings. Although Jay is not in the full-on terrible twos yet, things are heading that direction. When he's whiny I can hardly stand it! I think a child whining is about the worst noise in the world. But when they're being so snuggly and cute and showing you their love, there's no better feeling.
And I love your dad's comment :) Good to be reminded that we were all there at one point! I bet grandparents love hearing anicdotes like this one. Alex sure is adorable though... even through the whines!

Anna said...

p.s. I love the way she says toys!

Randy and Tiffany said...

Ok, I didn't watch that video of Alex in the bath yesterday cuz it wasn't working on my computer for some reason. But I just watched it and about died laughing! LOL! She is hysterical! And I love Dad's comment about you making a video of Alex crying for her daddy and laughing about it!

JoAnna said...

Me and Sam are laughing so hard at this video! She is so full of it! What a total doll! We really miss you guys and CANNOT wait to hear the results of Friday!!
I LOVE your blog. It makes me realize that we have even more in common than I thought!