random toddler anecdotes

1. I decided to attempt taking Cate to the gym with me again, since she’s relaxing on a lot of her super-mommy-centric stuff. And she did really well! She cried for a minute or two after I left, but the ladies in charge of the gym’s daycare said that overall she did great. So I got a full workout, and she got to play with some other kids in her age range. Hooray! I’m going to try to make this a habit now. I’m so out of shape, I get winded walking up the stairs of our house. Although I’m usually hauling Cate with me, which adds an extra 28 pounds to the load – I guess that makes it slightly more excusable?

2. Everytime Cate falls down, the first thing she says is, “you ok?” I realize that this is all my fault, because that’s what I say when she falls down, so she’s just repeating it back without any concept of really understanding what it means.

Last night, her socks caused her to slide on the hardwood floor and she landed flat on her butt with a pretty sudden thud. I think it scared her more than it hurt. Her face crumpled and she said, “you okaaaaaaay?!?!!” as she started to sob. Kind of broke my heart and made me laugh at the same time.

3. While Dave and I ate dinner, Cate played with her stuffed bunny rabbit (the one the paramedics gave her) near the fireplace. She laid the bunny rabbit down on the brick hearth, and said, “Night-night, bun.” Then she bent over and kissed it goodnight. Dave and I almost choked from laughing so hard.

4. If anyone has some good ideas for trying to wear out a 20 month-old so that she takes her nap earlier in the afternoon, please let me know. I’ve been taking her to our neighborhood playground, chasing her around the yard, everything I can think of. But I can’t seem to get her to chill out and go down for a nap before 3 p.m. Which means I have to go wake her up at 5:00 so she doesn’t sleep too late, but even then, she’ll be awake until almost midnight. Help?

3 thoughts on “random toddler anecdotes

  1. You okaaaaaay?!– that’s SO CUTE.

    I hate to say it, but to get the nap earlier, you probably have to wake her up earlier in the morning. If she’s up and dressed by 7:30 or 8, everything else moves earlier, too.

  2. Wonder if she will end up not taking naps soon. Wish I had some words of wisdom but I am dealing with naps too! Keeping our fingers crossed that you will get through this in one piece! 🙂

  3. I hate to say it, but I agree with Cat. I used to wake up my sister Catie at 7 am so she’d nap by 4. As they used to say on In Living Color, “haaated it!”

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