Aside from sleeping or not sleeping like she’s out for revenge, Baby Bop is in a delightful stage. She’s chill. Or at least compared to Baby Bop of 6 months ago. She’ll let me out of her eyesight without assuming I’ve abandoned her forever.
She’s often happy to play by herself and even understands when I tell her to. She still has her clingy moments, but the minute she has a dirty diaper she is hard to find. I smell her across the room and I say,
“Do I smell poopies?”
Yes, these are the quality conversations we have. Baby Bop looks at me in consternation. She does not want to leave her toys to go change her diaper. I’d be happy to let her keep playing in her poop if it weren’t for diaper rashes.
Baby Bop looks at me and declares,
“Mommy wash dishes. Baby Bop play.”
In other words she just asked me to leave her alone. And boy do I wish I could!
A few days later I smell poop and she tries again. She points at my computer,
“Mommy work. Baby bop play.”
She hasn’t learned the word “blog” yet.
And best/worst of all is she has turned into a parrot. I heard and smelled something funny, so I tell her,
“I need to check your diaper.”
“Yup, going to take a peek.” There’s a small streak and without thinking I say,
“Just a juicy fart.”
Baby Bop prances off singing,
“Juicy fart, juicy fart!”