And she officially has several mouths to feed. When she has food on her plate that she's not interested in touching, let alone eating, sometimes I'll take it off and put it on mine.
But today, as I was taking some vegetable dumplings off her plate, she demanded: "Esmé's! Put there!"
So I put them back on her plate. "So are you going to eat them?"
"Esmé not eat it! Dolly eat it!"
So Dolly 1 AND Dolly 2 were ceremoniously brought to the table to "eat it!"
Why on earth would anyone name a teddy bear "Pooh?" Though I don't think any little kids are questioning it.
But I personally find it disconcerting that whenever I'm changing a poopy diaper and mention the word "poop," Esmé spouts off a long monologue of Pooh's latest and greatest adventures, adding Piglet and Tigger "who bounces" to the mix as well.
"Big toe" is the big toe on your foot. "Tiny toe" is any other toe on your foot. I wish so that I could capture her inflection here for you!
Esmé still uses her heart-shaped cookie cutters with play doh. There are five of them in varying sizes.
She came running to me with three of them in her hand. "Big heart!" as she held up the biggest one. "Tiny heart!" as she held up the smallest one. Then she wasn't quite sure what to say about the other one.
So we discussed the concept of medium. "Medium heart," I explained to her, "is what you call the one that is smaller than the big one but bigger than the small one. The one that's in between the other two."
She came up with her own terms for them, though. Big heart is "Pappa heart!" Little heart is "Esmé heart!" And the medium? That's "Mommy heart!"
Esmé has created her own line of toe rings - used interchangeably on "big toes" and "tiny toes." We're looking into setting up an Etsy shop now...---------------Shop online at Amazon.com, eBay, and more and support our Zimbabwean orphans! A percentage of all purchases made through The Link Mosaic charity mall during the month of March will be donated to our orphans.