Heidi’s favorite thing lately is to pretend to be my cat. She lies on my bed and “meows” and crawls around a lot. This morning she added the super-hero element to her pretending and said that she needs to have her special book to know who to save. Ah, this super hero thing is short-lived. I asked her who she’s going to save and she said she’s not a super hero anymore. Then she brought me a small book and said “This is a message for you.” I asked what the message says. She said “It says ‘Don’t supervise people on the trampoline.'” Three-year-olds are really unpredictable.
Heidi has been potty training the last couple of weeks and it’s coming along. She really likes to wear panties, but doesn’t mind so much if they get wet because then she gets to try on another pair! She’s getting there on her own once in a while, though, which is great progress from running to the bathroom after the fact. Boy, it’ll be nice having all three out of diapers.
Maggie normally hates having her hair done and refuses to let anyone touch it, except the almost-daily brushing Sonja or I give her while she protests loudly. Today I convinced her to look at some hair styles online with me and I let her choose one. She chose this one, but with ponytails instead of messy buns. Maggie’s aesthetic sense is really distinct. Given how much she normally hates having her hair done, I was surprised how pleased and emphatic she was about her hairdo choice and her alteration to the plan. She LOVED the idea of having three ponytails–not two, not four. And she wanted her bangs a certain way, pushed to each side symmetrically. In the end, she let me tie all three ponytails together into one at the bottom, adding up to five rubber bands in her hair at once. When she looked in the mirror, she pronounced it “kind of pretty.” I’ll take that over screaming and kicking any day!