Me: No, Nora. I’d like you to use your listening ears. Can you get your [insert clothing item]?
Nora: (Arms in the air) Surprise! you happy now, Mama?
Sigh. Toddler logic is sometimes hard to beat. Nora is certain that chanting “Yo Ho Ho!” while pumping her fist will make the Disney Junior show Jake and the Neverland Pirates appear. She also wants you to know that anything in her reach is “MINE!” and she has told us that the house we live in is really just Nora’s house.
At her recent parent-teacher conference we learned that Nora is independent, friendly and articulate. She’s also full of opinions and knows what she likes (chosing her clothes) and who she loves (always Daddy). Mercifully she’s also been a good sleeper again after a two week sleep strike that had us all yawning.
You okay? you happy, Mama? I have a happy, funny great kid. Yeah Nora, I’m happy now.