Miss Independent

Emma has two new favorite quotes - "WHY?" and "I do it myself!!!"

For every answer she gets, whether it's the one she wants or not, she comes back with "Why?" I didn't think she was old enough for all the questions, but apparently so! And anytime she needs to do anything that I normally help her with, like getting dressed, she comes back with the very determined declaration  "I do it myself!!" She actually does a pretty good job of getting dressed on her own, though - she almost always gets her shoes on the right feet & once she figures out both legs don't go in the same hole, she gets her pants pulled up, though a bit twisted! The other day she was in her pj's and disappeared to her room and when she came out she was still in her pj's, just a completely different pair!

Today we're going some place new for Emma - since our office is closed today for President's Day we are going to visit with my friend/coworker that lives very close by. We  have worked together for a long time and she moved close by some time back, but we never seem to get a chance to see one another outside of work! So, last night on the way home from dinner (we went down to the Galleria to meet friends) I sent her a message to see what she was up to today. I think her kids still have school so she'll be home alone - she is getting her house ready to go on the market so even though the office is closed she'll be working hard! I told her Emma would be a good lunchtime distraction!

Just have to say: Right now she is walking around in her pj's, the high heels her daddy got her, one pigtail (b/c she pulled the other one down) with her baby tucked under her arm - she is about to change the baby's diaper b/c she "tinks - ooohh 'ross" - translation She Stinks, Ooooh Gross! Ack - gotta monitor the wipe usage, she'll use them all up! BRB!

OKay - she only had out three by the time I got there. Thank goodness she can't open the powder, b/c that's what she has pulled out now. Oh DESITIN! NO! She CAN open that - I'm a regular hurdler over here jumping over furniture to avert her from covering my living room in creamy butt balm that is hard to wipe off!

Back to my blog post - oh, not yet. Turns out Emma CAN open the powder! As I was typing I was watching her "pour" out the powder, thinking she was pretending and think how cute b/c she was even pretending it was going in the air and she was fanning it away with her hand  - b/c sometimes when I put powder on her, if it clouds in the air she'll fan it with her hands. I thought, "my darling is so imaginative - down to every detail." Yeah - no, she was really pouring the powder out onto the table and floors! Love my dyson, btw! Sucked up most of the powder, then I used the wipes Emma already had out to get in between the wood to get the leftover powder and what was all over the coffee table!!! Guess I won't underestimate her again!

I'll wrap up this post quickly b/c while I was on the floor wiping powder I noticed the dust was kinda thick under the couch, so I need to get that taken care of before we leave...

Mother  is on the road now driving to Broaddus to visit Grannie. Michael and I are planning to take Emma up there soon for a visit, too. Grannie's doctor told her at her last appointment that everything looked great - that she was even ready to go stay at her own house (she's been staying at my aunt's) if she was ready to! What a blessing!!

Okay - time to tackle the dust - which is now nice and white thanks to Emma!
  1. Girlfriend, take advantage of the "powder cleanups" while you can. Wait til the teen drama starts. You will be pulling your hair out as am I!

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