What the hell is that?– Maybelle’s first swear
Two and a half years old
At 2 1/2, Maybelle is a narrator, hugger, and helper. Some favorite phrases: I want some some of that. I want…something. Put up your hood up. It’s okay, mom. You happy, mom? I wanna watch tv. Some favorite songs and jingles: “Boots boots pick em up and put em down. Boots boots marching into town.” “What’s gonna work? Teamwork!”...
29 months old
Peeled a tangerine all by herself. Can open the refrigerator door. Plays dress up. Can do real jigsaw puzzles. Gives thumbs up.
Maybelle's movie reviews
Brave “It’s scary. The mama turns into a bear.” Mary Poppins “Mary Poppins flies in the sky. The table goes up to the ceiling.”
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Just went for our checkup with the orthopedic surgeon. Cried and screamed her way through the intake and x rays and exam. Dr spent about 2 minutes tops with us, saying she’s fine, see you in nine months, acting all hurried like he’s real busy. After I gather all our things and make our own way to the exit, he’s just hanging out talking to the nurses. He’s complaining about...
TWO YEARS OLD!!!
At two years old, Maybelle Ray Tue can: count to 10, sorta (she skips 9) sing the ABCs, sorta (she skips a few letters) climb up and down the stairs, with a hand held brush her teeth, with a little help put her shoes on and take them off, those foamy plastic ones eat with a spoon and fork, the small baby size ones Sing Baa Baa Black Sheep, Ten Little Monkeys, and Happy Birthday, sorta
23 months old
Climbed out of the pack and play. Climbed out of the crib. “I did it. I got out of bed.” Climbed up the rope ladder to the big slide at Gross park. Climbed up into high chair. When waking from nap says “I saw Totoro.” Wants to holds hands at the table and with her friends and when dancing. When something is emptied of its contents, it’s “all gone...
22 Months Old
Commands: Mama get up! (Said while pulling my head up by my hair) Mama eat some too. Mama drink some too. Mama lay down too. Mama sit down too. Mama nakey too (aka take a bath with me). Shoes on. Shoes off. Glasses on. Glasses off. Popsicle. Watch TV. Read it. Other stuff that she’s picked up: Ready to roll, oops-a-daisy, break it down Literary & Cultural Obsessions: Strega Nona. The...
21 months old
Says: Sentence: “lay down mama daddy bed” Phrases: wake up, watch out, pick up, see you, all done, I sorry, thank you, more please, bare feet, yucky garbage Songs: keen pup (clean up), AB seat, all the single babies Words that sound hilarious: medicine, sandwich, porcupine, flip flops, fingers Stuff she does: takes your hand and says walk or play, whines, hugs and kisses, throws...
20 Months Old
Maybelle is talking. Like, you can talk to her. And she’ll talk back. Such as: Hafafrap (this is the television, specifically Sesame Street or Yo Gabba Gabba. I have no idea where she got this word, I think she just made it up) Food words: shabby (strawberry), bubbles (blueberries), toash (toast), chips, cake, cookie, coffee, milk, juice, cheese, yo-yo (yogurt), peezy (pizza) ...
back (put it back) color (crayons and paper) pow (those squeezy food pouch thingies) pillow, blanky bunny, flower choo-choo (train, duh) papa, daddy go manga (nursing), side (nursing on the other side) body words: head, eye, nose, mouth, belly, toe, mole, glasses Elmo, Grover, Abby
19 Months Old
We all got sick as a family the other night, and we lived through that. So we are all still introducing solids back into our diets after living on pedialyte and Gatorade.