So...moms of little girls...when would you say that the drama began? Because for the last month Annabeth has started to rev up her little diva engine. I have to admit that it's pretty funny at this point. I know I won't be laughing about it once we're having honest to goodness toddler tantrums, but for now it gets me tickled.
What happens is this: when she gets mad and I'm holding her upright, she'll throw her head and her whole self backwards and do a fake-ish, melodramatic cry. If I were to let go of her during an episode, she'd do a back dive onto the floor. When she gets upright, she recovers for a few seconds and does it again. When she gets mad and happens to be laying down, she arches her back, gets really stiff, and flops around on the floor.
I literally just laughed out loud when I typed that.
When Jackson, Ella and Ava were babies, the girls' cries would sometimes make me giggle. No one wants their friends laughing when their baby is crying, but that was me. I just couldn't help it - their cries were so girly and dramatic. Jackson did more than his share of crying and fussing, but the tone was different. Maybe you know what I mean.
It always, always, always amazed me to see how Jackson and the girls did things differently from such a young age. There are definitely huge differences between boys and girls that are just innate in their being.
My own baby girl has not fallen short in the girly cry department. Her dramatic, pitiful wails have given me plenty of opportunities to giggle. I have to write this now because in six months - and especially not twelve - I probably won't be laughing anymore.
I have to give a shout out to Kelly today because she was talking about Harper being a drama queen when she eats and it reminded me that I've been wanting to document Annabeth's mini-tantrums. I love it when I read her or another mom's blog and she happens to be writing about something I can relate to even that day. It's so much of why we blog, isn't it?