The Weekly Peanut, Issue 75
Then there was that one time my 2-year-old had her television debut.... WATCH IT HERE IF YOU HAVEN'T YET!
1- Show Business A friend and former coworker asked me to come speak on our local Fox affiliate about the Disney Heroines countdown. When she also suggested it would be cute to have some little girls dressed up as the princesses? I agreed, not even considering that D would be one of them. Well, she was.
We got to the TV station about 30 minutes before the interview with some friends who would all be donning some of D's princess gear. The show's Technical Director brought his 7-year-old daughter, who had an Ariel costume, and who was very excited to meet another Daphne (who "spelled it right" too). D (mine) was quite taken with this lovely redhead, grabbing her hand in the green room and following her around.
The interview was, indeed, Toddler Bedlam. However, everybody got along swimmingly with smiling happy faces. D even shushed me on live TV, but there was never any fear or tantrums to be seen. D even did a great job sharing her snacks and being nice to all the new people she had to meet. I can hear Hollywood calling now. I'm practicing my Divine in Hairspray voice...
2- PahPah Grandpa Bobo came to visit Saturday afternoon, and after a VERY brief warming up period, D was chasing "PahPah" all over the house, bossing him around. "Pahpah, COME! PAHPAHH COME HERE!"
D was also eager to show off. She pranced around in her Anna dress from Aunt Shelley and sang the Alphabet song.
3- Brevard Zoo Our second trip to the Brevard Zoo, this time with our glorious City Mini GT stroller, was a roaring success despite the heat.
D calmly and with little struggle took it in turns to walk between exhibits or chill in the stroller. She met meerkats, spoke with monkeys, made friends with otters, and eagerly eye-balled the zipline courses (when you're older, kid).
Around noon we were getting ready to call it a day, but we decided to grab some lunch for D first. Last trip to the zoo, D was NOT remotely interested in the swim/splash area. She got one look at it while we were waiting for her pizza to cool off enough to eat and she would have nothing else. Good thing I packed swim gear JUST IN CASE.
4- Tea Parties Everybody's invited. You, me, Daddy, Tinker Bell, Periwinkle, Ludo, and Fiona. (Make sure you don't reach for a tea cup you aren't offered, or you will incur the hostess's wrath)
1- Enunciation When I went to pick D up from day care on Friday, the owner signaled me into her office. Uh-oh. What? "Bring D in here." Dear god, it's like being called into the principals' office... "Hand me a toy truck." Ok.... "Daphne.... [she is already laughing] What is this?" SIGHHHHHH. We've been working on it all weekend. It's hit or miss. Mostly miss. OY.
2- Naps Saturday nap strike. Fortunately, she was not a complete jerk, other than the refusing to nap part.
That's it, though! Like I mentioned last week, this kid is spoiling us right now with the awesomeness. Jinx jinx jinx.
Daddy got a fun video last week in the car that I didn't get in time for last week's issue, so here's a special bonus vide of peanut doing the Monkey in the car to "Happy." Cause, you know, she's happy :)