metro mama

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Mean Girl

I’ve found Cakes to be a little mean sometimes of late.

She bashes the cats with dirty Simon.

She kicks my breasts when I’m trying to change her diaper and then laughs at me.

At the park the other day, she took an old man’s cane and ran away with it (of course, I was busy chatting and didn’t notice until I heard the other parents calling her and she was halfway across the park). I shit you not.

Last night during her dinner, I was on my knees cleaning up the scrambled eggs she had tossed to the floor when she decided my head was a good target for her peas.

Is this how bullies start out?

hee, my peas bounce off mama’s head



Blogger sunshine scribe said...

She took an old man's cane?!?! Oh, you must print this one out to show her one day. Cheeky monkey :)

7:25 AM  
Blogger s@bd said...

bullies or fun, adventure-loving, bold and courageous women.

9:56 AM  
Blogger penelopeto said...

still laughing about the cane!
bee has been swiping us across the face with her sharp, sharp little talons, if it makes you feel any better. you should see chris - he looks like harry potter.

10:16 AM  
Blogger Lisa b said...

He he he
nah its too early to worry!

11:46 AM  
Anonymous ali said...

ha! the cane!

11:54 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

Oh, I remember the boob kicks. Cordy used to do that to me all the time. Thank goodness it is a rarity now.

Does she laugh at each of these events? Probably just normal experimenting. She's learning she has power. :)

12:16 PM  
Blogger crazymumma said...

The tyranny of love.....

1:11 PM  
Blogger Gabriella said...

that picture is cute, it's like she's winking at the camera!

1:11 PM  
Blogger Her Bad Mother said...

This picture, and the current pic of WB up chez moi really are companion photos.

They will rule together, tyrannically...

2:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can just picture her face as she makes off with her ill-gotten cane... Hilarious.

3:00 PM  
Blogger kittenpie said...

only if you laugh... where she can see you, anyhow. Hard to keep a straight face sometimes, isn't it? The cane is cracking me up and I'm not even there!

3:02 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

You won't have to worry about her in the corporate world... She's got looks, charm and an onery streak. I think she'll be able to hold her own!

And personally, I have a huge soft spot for kids with onery streaks. They make life more interesting.

3:10 PM  
Blogger jen said...

i am going through exactly the same thing right now - hitting, tossing, and general meanness.

it hurts a bit, doesn't it?

3:52 PM  
Blogger Cece said...

Oh cutie! I hope its just a phase she's going through.

5:29 PM  
Blogger ewe are here said...

I had to write....

Picturing the cane theft is terrifying to me. Why? Because I can clearly 'see' my little boy doing this given the chance.

5:41 PM  
Blogger Mouse said...

It's all about pushing those limits. Each time they see a new one, it gives them something else to aim for.

And wow it can be hard to keep a straight face when you're trying to be stern. I would have lost it over the cane!

7:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh God I hope not because Bumper is EXACTLY the same. She whips me every single day (our theme should be "smack my bitch up") and tackles others trying to bite/kiss/hug/mug them. Occasionally I wonder if she's going to be a bully but as I meet more moms I'm realizing I'm not alone and I'm sure that the ratio of bully to nerd kids in the play groups doesn't reflect typical school yard statistics (there are a lot of little ladies out there that would make wicked defense on any team).

So did the cane incident turn out okay - was the cane retrieved easily or did she give you a hard time?

I'll tell you - I have the hardest time being firm with Bumper, she too darn cute (I'm in so much trouble).

8:36 PM  
Anonymous Nancy said...

(trying to keep a straight face.)

Well, this is very tricky... mmmph... BWAHAHAHA! She took a cane! ;-)

I think it's crazay toddlerhood. The stuff she's doing is the kind of stuff that my Rosie does as well. Testing the boundaries, watching for my reaction.

So, does she have good aim with the peas?

9:27 PM  
Blogger metro mama said...

We are so not about discipline yet around here. I could only laugh about the cane. The man didn't speak English. I tried to apologize--he didn't understand me, but he was smiling. Cakes thought it was hilarious.

10:15 PM  
Blogger Mrs. Chicky said...

Nah, she's just being a pain in the butt toddler in training. Chicky Baby does the same thing, sans cane of course. She's just flexing her baby muscle. Although, that picture is slightly terrifying in a "I'm so cute and I'm going to take over the world" kind of way.

10:46 PM  
Blogger Domestic Slackstress said...

Just wait for purposely hocking loogies in your face and purposely running over your flip-flop feet with Big Wheel plastic tires. Fun times, fun times.

1:01 AM  
Blogger Lady M said...

The cane-robbery definitely takes the cake!

We're having battles over diaper changing these days. Sigh. Nothing quite as amusing as that cane!

2:15 AM  
Blogger Haley-O said...

Uh oh....But, not how bullies start! ;) Just what babies do....My monkey bops the cats on the head, etc., all the time....And, I'm pretty sure she's been calling me "bitch" ("batch")....So, you're not alone!!!

2:46 PM  
Anonymous krista said...

Ah, haha. Metro Mama, you're killing me tongiht. She stole an old mans cane. Look at her little smiling winking face. Unreal.

11:42 PM  

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