belas favorite thing right now is asking “whats that?”. she will ask what everything is, even if she knows. i guess this is a good thing, she is learning to be inquisitive and broadening her intellectual functioning. or something like that. this is increasingly problematic when we are reading books.
“whats that mama?”
“thats a monkey”
“that’s the monkeys arm”
“whats that mama?”
“that’s the monkeys tail"
you see where i am going with this. yesterday in the car she was looking at a book and asking me what everything was, major driving safety issue of course. so when she asked me “whats that?” i would respond “you tell mama what it is” and she would. i am sure this phase is only a stepping stone into the next one, the never ending “why” stage. patience mama, patience.
on saturday afternoon bela and i met my dear friend mike and his amazing girlfriend katie for coffee. everything was great and bela was her usual charming self. i really enjoyed catching up with mike and finally meeting katie. during most of the visit bela wanted to sit on the potty, a normal practice these days. finally as we were parting ways i took her into the bathroom. after she was done, i was on my knees zipping her up and she decided to close the toilet lid. on my head. of course this wasnt on purpose, but i felt as if i was going to pass out. i reached my hand to my aching forehead; sure i would come back with blood. no blood, thank goodness, but the pain was immense and still with me today. for the rest of the evening i felt dizzy and nauseous. of course things were made better by two dirty martinis later in the evening. so i am still recovering, but will for sure be more cautious in the future of the proximity of my head to the toilet.
my mom and i took bela to the mall on saturday in hopes of finding a winter coat for me. better late than never i guess, although my opinion is that i have made it this long, why bother now. anyhow bela was obsessed with the mannequins at macys, we literally had to drag her away kicking and screaming. i didnt find a coat.