Thursday, July 05, 2007

Raina's To-Do List

You remember when you were a kid and you couldn't wait to become a grown-up for such random joys as wearing high heels and perfume? When you were a teenager and couldn't wait to get out of the house because your parents and siblings were, as usual, impossible to live with and driving you up the wall? And now, as a parent, I want to hold on tight to time because I'm so enjoying watching my girl grow up.

Raina, on the other hand, already has a list going of things she'll do when she grows up. Here are a few fun items on her To-Do-When-Grown-Up list:

1. Drink Diet Coke like her mom. Until then, she regularly feeds her baby doll Baby Diet Coke. Come to think of it, now that Coke has a vitamin version, it might be just a matter of time before it comes out with one that's for toddlers.

2. Wear lipstick and nail polish. Yep, I am one of those moms who doesn't let her preschooler "experiment with makeup." In fact, I can get shrieky about it and realize that I am beginning to sound like my own mom as each day goes by. Aarghhhh!

3. Walk by herself on the road. That's Raina's prime ambition to date.

4. Carry her baby brother. I don't have the heart to point out that when she's a grown-up, her baby brother may be a tad too big for her to hoist around like a bag of potatoes.

5. Have babies. While Raina seems to have understood that she's too small to have her own babies, she does like to say she has a pretend baby in her belly, who by some coincidence, is also due to make his appearance in October. The other day, I placed her hand on my belly so she could feel her brother jump -- he's turning out to be athetic unlike his lazy-ass mom. Then she insisted I reciprocate, saying her baby was moving too. So I played along, putting my hand on her belly and squealing appropriately. Her face just lit up.

She's the funniest thing I've ever met.


Terri said...

No. 5 is so cute! It's a wonderful reason to get pregnant - to be able to share pregnancy joys with a daughter. Sigh!

upsilamba said...

Aha! you got your hands full there. And sheesh! don't we all sound like our mom at times?!

and hey, an ardent coke hater that I am, can't resist telling you that diet C is worse than its twin.

A Muser said...

Terri, sharing the pregnancy with Raina's great! I can't believe there'll soon be a time when we won't even remember what it was like when it was just the three of us.
Upsi, if you'd ever told me when I was a kid that I was going to sound like my mom to my own, I would've laughed myself silly. Are you anti-colas or just anti-Coke?

Anonymous said...

"that Coke has a vitamin version"

coke has a (multi?)vitamin version? soon, research will be out that after they are mixed in coke for 24 hours, vitamins "die". :-)

"Carry her baby brother."

one of the reasons to have a girl as your first-born ... here's what happens the other way around.

"I can't believe there'll soon be a time when we won't even remember what it was like when it was just the three of us."

better believe it! the screams, the shouts, the overall db level at home, will go through the roof ... literally too (and i especially dread those instances here at home because someone does, in fact, live above us!).

- s.b.

A Muser said...

Thanks for the link, s.b.! I could totally relate to it! Big brothers are certainly the bane of our existence. (I have one too...) I do dread the db level, especially considering that R has quite a set of lungs on her and is pretty noisy all by her lonesome self. Sigh. The things you gotta give up for your kids... Now I sound even more like my mom...

Anonymous said...

glad that you enjoyed the link - note that i offer the elder brother's perspective :-). girls would fit in the older sibling role much more easily than boys would. we (boys) feel that attention is being diverted away from us, whereas the girls enjoy getting a live doll (kid brother) to play with (and to mother).

all this is my mcp perspective, so you all don't have to agree :-).

"The things you gotta give up for your kids.."

check this out.

- s.b.

A Muser said...

s.b.: Checked out and couldn't resist leaving a comment. I have so been there done that...