Sunday, December 6, 2009

Toddler Times

How to appreciate your two-year-old in the middle of a high-power tantrum: Dress them in stripey tights.

That's all it takes for me.
There is just something hilarious about the flailing blur of stripey legs that brings up all my childhood Suess-induced giddiness.

Rosalie did not appreciate my levity. Nor my photography. She took steps.


My doom approaching.

I recognized the danger, but was unable to remove myself due to paralyzing spasms of laughter mixed with trying to hold the camera steady.

I've heard this age called pre-adolescence. It's the mood swings. Just the other day Rosalie told me, after a bit of mom-initiated snuggling, "Mom, you love me soooo FAT!"

Yes, I do.

8 comments:

olderockhouse said...

Ha Ha Ha! that made me laugh!

kate said...

hee hee!!! i love it. great pictures, great great great.

victoria said...

I'll add to that Ha, Ha, and that hee, hee with a Ho, Ho, Ho. Candy cane tights. It's a good sign when you can laugh at these things while they're happening and not just long after.

Katie said...

Hmmm, what's left?.. Hu hu huh!! Yeah, I'm impressed that you are dying laughing AND taking pictures. I need to be more like that. Sometimes I just cry right along with them and it's just not as fun. Good advice with those tights though. That made me laugh a lot.

Jenny said...

My only disappointment with this post is that there isn't any video footage. Darn!

7layerstudio said...

Ah, thanks so much for those pics! I'm still chuckling, and probably will be for quite some time. It's especially hilarious to me because Hazel has officially become a 2-year-old monster, and I'm about at my wit's end. She used to be so sweet, and now she freaks out over the tiniest things, is so OCD determined about things like what she will and won't wear (already! She barely turned 2!) and is big and strong enough to beat me up in the process. She absolutely will NOT wear socks or tights, or her new coat, or any of the dresses I have made her. She insists on wearing 2 or 3 dirty skirts at the same time, her red Christmas shoes that are already worn ragged (barefoot, so they stink too), and eating no fewer than 5 Gogurts a day. Not to mention climbing up and getting into EVERYTHING she shouldn't. At least your post reminds me that I'm not alone, and this behavior is "normal"....right?

Jennifer said...

I'm with Jenny... where's the video footage!!! Hahaha! Maybe we don't need to here it, we can listen at home if we have a little one!! Kyle and I enjoyed your post today. Miss you guys. When are you coming to the desert for a visit?

Jake and Rebekah said...

I don't know if Truman will be up for it, but I am willing to give it a try...