Thursday, December 13, 2007

My middle Child

Lola was born a middle child. My brother visited us just days after she was born. While holding her for the first time he gazed into her eyes and joked, "Totally a middle child." We laughed it off. Years later, I know that as a middle child, she is a firecracker.

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I was trying on swimsuits for our upcoming family vacation. I tried on my old bikini. A tiny little cute swimsuit that was begging me to try it on. I exit the bathroom in my old suit. Lola looks at me, "That is not YOUR size." I let her know that in fact it is my size. It fits. "Well, your tummy doesn't fit in it. Everyone will look at your tummy." Great. I carried her for 9 months right under my heart and now at three years old she stabs me. Thanks.

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Recently my sister's dog passed away and when we were in Chicago last Lola noticed that ChiChi's bag of treats was still around. She looks up at my sister, whom is still grieving her loss, "You should return that bag. You should return it because the dog DIED. The store will give your money back." Sympathetic and Compassionate.

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The other day, Lola announced that she too will have three children when she is a mommy. Incredibly proud that she looked up to me, her mother I smiled and she continued, "But I don't want to take care of them, that would be boring. BORING! You can. I will be at Chucky E Cheese all the time." Ummm, may she wants a career at Chucky E Cheese? Ah ha... she wants to be a career woman. Okay.

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Just about everyday Jay and Lola plan their wedding together. Today Lola approached Jay and said, "I will marry you, I will, but you have to do all the things I want you to do! ALL OF THEM! If you don't listen to me I will marry Kyle or Ricky, or even Mike, or maybe Sam. But not you. So listen to me. Okay?" Bossy? Who does she get it from?

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Yesterday Lola had a modeling gig. The job was for the packaging of the Step 2 Easel for Two. The stylist prepared Lola for the shoot, we walked out into the studio, Lola looked at the dozen or so people on set and exclaimed, "I am so cute. Aren't I." Everyone giggled, for it was the perfect ice breaker. Arrogant? When did that happen?

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19classy comments:

chickadee said...

I adore "firecracker" girls...the ones who you KNOW won't ever become a doormat as adults. The ones who will have the confidence to do their own thing, which is something I admire in other women I know. I am proud to have one "firecracker" of my own and to borrow another a few days a week. Challenging they may be, but ultimately the best way to be! Congrats on raising a strong, confident firecracker!

Kelly: Working Mom of Two said...

Okay maybe Jack and Lola should get married. My darling but supremely stubborn child needs a good bossin. Lola is clearly the little lady for that type of job.
You Go Girl!

As for the tummy, Jack does not talk about it, yet. But, his new favorite thing is to pull up my shirt, squeeze him some like he is selecting rolls at the bakery counter, laugh at me, then walk away.

Melissa said...

Yup, she's a firecracker. I'm glad to know that the dead dog thing doesn't just happen in our house.

Just remember some day she'll have a high paying job and will have lots of money to take care of her parents. Hopefully it won't be at Chuck E. Cheese. ;)

Kathryn said...

Hahaha! She IS a firecracker! Ya gotta love a strong woman. Good for her. ;)

Stella said...

I love it!
I have this distinct feeling that my daughter is going to be the same way. I don't think she's going to take crap from anyone!
I nearly peed myself- admittedly not difficult to do- at the dog treats story!!
What a great personality! You are doing a great job as a mom to have such a wonderfully confident and expressive daughter!!

Huckdoll said...

Oh my goodness! For all the scaring me you do about ages 3,4,5 etc, I'm so excited for Lolas age!

Except the bathing suit part. But that should never happen to me since I'm never wearing a bathing suit...ever.

Caroline said...

There has never been truer words written about a three year old middle child...

Stella said...

Nevermind managing the Chuck E Cheese....she's going to own the company!!

Kellan said...

What a great post and isn't she just the cutest thing ever!?! I loved all of those stories/quotes! I am a middle child BTW - she is way more interesting and fun and adorable than I ever was. I love her. Take care. Kellan

Rachel said...

LOL! Absolutely adorable!
I have a bossy little Oldest child and I love her. She's a spitfire and the queen of the world, didn't you know?
What a beauty. you're in for a whirlwind ride... but it's the world that's in trouble!!
Look out world, here comes Lola!
Love it!!

Irene said...

Oh, she is a real handful, and so entertaining! Yeah, I would definitely be proud of her! She will be a fun one to watch grow up!

Amy said...

You know, I am the middle child. Lola and me, we have a lot in common!

What a great post!

Mr Lady said...

Oh yeah, I gots me a middle child, too. Oh boy, do I ever.

themommykelly said...

Love your blog... and your little lady. She's got gumption! Nice!

Hey, you should join us for Flaunt It Friday . I think you'd enjoy it.

HRH said...

very cute and you won't have to worry in the future about that pesky peer pressure with her...

Candace said...

It makes sense that a gorgeous face like that would go with those gorgeous statements! That was so fun to read!

lattemommy said...

Whoa! She tells it like it is, doesn't she? The nice thing is that you probably won't have to worry about her much when she's a teenager. She'll have it all under control!

Great post!

AMY said...

Sooo cute! Girls stress me out though...not sure I'm ready for #4 to be THAT sassy! Love it! She's got star quality, baby!

Don Mills Diva said...

OMG - I laughed out loud at some of those. You should add comedian/ diva to that list.

 

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