Blah, blah, blah…

Apparently that is what Nora hears when I am telling her why she shouldn’t be doing something after mommy has already told her not to. With Nora’s ever growing toddler independence, boundary challenging and general mischief making she has been coming up with different ways to let us know that she does not like being disciplined. Most recently she will look me straight in the eye and say “blah, blah, blah” while I am telling her why she needs to obey after she has done something that she knows she shouldn’t be doing. This girl is barely 3 years old – I thought that was the mindset of a teenager?!? Oh jeez, we’re in for it already.

Every child goes through the phase of wanting to put everything and anything into their mouth. As a younger baby Nora seemed to have skipped over this phase but she sure is making up for it now. From sneaking a drink of soapy water to chewing on curly ribbon…..did we really think we were going to be so lucky to miss that phase? Well yes, we foolishly did but we were wrong. When I caught her chewing on the curly ribbon that really through my nerves for a loop, thinking about what could have happened if she had swallowed it….ugh.

Our big girl toddler Nora is certainly keeping us on our toes and although sometimes it can make you want to pull your hair out you gotta appreciate her creative ways and love that she’s just being a typical toddler. A typical toddler with medical sense and IV’s is proving to be an interesting experience. The other morning Nora was ready to run around before her TPN was finished infusing, getting impatient with being restricted by the pole she picks up her line and says “I need some scissors!”

And when she pretends to put port needles in her dolls and stuffed animals and tells them they are going to the hospital, a part of me can’t help but be a little sad that this language is even part of her world. But then the short lived sadness is overridden by the fact that that all of her medical pretending is always in a happy and positive way and I know that it is a good thing for her and just part of her everyday normal.

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She may have a short bowel but we don’t see anything short of a typical, happy, silly toddler. Do you? :)

One Response to “Blah, blah, blah…”

  1. Aunt Jenn Says:

    Wait a second…’blah, blah, blah’ and chewing on things in late toddlerhood instead of infancy … am I reading about Nora or Marin?!? Our girls are so much alike it is scary – a lot of their personality characteristics make them sound more like sisters than cousins! Only time – one week from today actually!!! – will tell what kind of mischief this dynamic duo will get into while they are together for a few days! It’s been far too long and I can’t wait to see them together again!!!



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