I've mostly been writing up my daily tidbits in Facebook statuses, but watching a three year old becoming a three year old really deserves a blog post. When else do you get to see a person actually attempt to change the laws of nature and reason to suit their preferences? When else do you get challenged to make the impossible happen: everyday? Toddlerhood, that's when
The other week Baba (my Father) was teasing Emily when she asked for a bagel. He asked her what kind he wanted, round?
Emily heard brown and had a freak out that she only wanted a white bagel with white cheese. It took a few minutes to calm her down and explain that round meant the shape of a circle.
Then, because we moved from color preferences to shapes she started to insist on a diamond shaped bagel. Again, there was a fight of wills as I attempted to explain that bagels only come in circles.
Then Daddy can home. Not knowing how long we'd already discussed this bagel he promptly cut the edges off and voila: diamond bagel.
Mommy is a liar and Daddy is a push over.
Of course, now that she knows this can be done Emily insists on having diamond bagels everyday. It hasn't been that bad. I give the edges to Sarah because they are the perfect size for a baby. This morning, however, Emily presented a new challenge.
She wants a diamond bagel, but she doesn't want me to cut the bagel.