We were at the beach. Mark took her for a morning walk and she wanted to be carried.
Mark: "oh geez, I should've brought the stroller."
Vienne: "oh, Jesus brought the stroller?!!"
We've got her so well trained with her manners (most of the time) that sometimes I wonder if she sounds like she's abused in order to behave so well! This morning as I sat down with my breakfast, she looked over at it and said:
"May I share your bagel, please?"
"May have I little bites, please?"
good grief. it even shocks me sometimes.
right now, everything she says is prefaced with "maybe".
"maybe we can eat dinner on the couch and watch cars?? yeah??"
"maybe i can get a treat?!"
"maybe we can go to scarbucks?"
we've officially got a make believe friend in our home. her name is Ty. she is 3 and two minutes old. she has brown hair and green eyes and "pretty just like me", vienne says. oh, and she's nice "just like mommy and daddy". she's been talked about for a few weeks now, but not made an actual "appearance" until this evening. mark says they were in the garage and she engaged in a full conversation with her friend ty about goldfish crackers. enlightening! the entire "ty thing" began one day in a goodwill dressing room when vienne suddenly said "mama, do you remember my friend ty?!" hahahah oh how i love it!!
here is a picture of our darling girl bravely wielding her sword. i think it gives her confidence in new situations. she cracks us up!