So, Anna has this (self-proclaimed/invented) bedtime ritual where she insists on telling us "the words." The words are really what she hopes for tomorrow. Last night when she told her Daddy the words, they were to cuddle and watch movies with mommy (yes, that did melt my heart!) and go to play park. I just put her down for her nap, and she insisted on sharing the words with me, even though it's not typically a nap time thing. Today they were words about the specific play park she wanted to go to, so I heard "blue stairs, musical beeps (little buttons that you push that chime), teeter totters with red seats, and race cars. She knows that if she doesn't take a nap, she doesn't get to go to play park, so let's all hope that she actually falls asleep for a bit so we can go to play park.
I figure that since this post was inspired by Anna, I'd share some more Annaisms. Anna likes to invent words. One of her favorites is "bigabit." A bigabit is really just a bigger bit. She likes to eat Froot ( I hate that they spell fruit that way!) Loops in the morning, and when I'm getting ready to give her the cereal she insists on a bigabit. Daniel has picked up on this and regularly asks for a bigabit, also.
Anna has taken to saying owwie randomly and without any real need. I mean, I understand saying it if something is actually bothering you or you're hurt, but she tells me that there's no good reason for her to say it, and I'm choosing to believe it ;) The other day she kept saying it over and over again (it was like nails on a chalk board), so I told her that it was "slightly ridiculous to say owwie when there's nothing wrong with you." Anna, being the super smart and silly girl that she is, decided that her plastic dog was ridiculous, "Bunito is SOO ridiculous!" She then went through a few other items in the car and stated that they were also "slightly ridiculous." I really do adore how goofy she is. She loves to use big words and is interested in knowing what they all mean. We really do talk to her like she's much older than she is, and I think it makes for some pretty fun conversations.
Daniel is pretty hilarious, too. He's talking more now. He typically uses normal words, but this morning he decided to revert to gibberish to tell me something very deep and meaningful. He rattled off a good minute or so of nonsense and then said "Ummm" and took a nice, long pause for deep reflection. After the cute pause (I'm telling you, it seriously looked like he was deep in thought, trying to figure out what he needed to say next) he continued to rattle on. He says I love you too, but it sounds more like "Aiy you tiu!" He says good morning in a way that would make anyone fond of southern accents swoon ;) I'll have some more cute Daniel stories to share soon.