Wednesday, December 15, 2010
I'm a Big Girl!
Our girls are both pretty spunky, but I have to say that the little one got an extra dose! Kids can be mean, and Daughter #2 has always been really tiny, except for between 6 and 9 months when she turned into a Pillsbury Dough Baby overnight! She grew out of that and went back to being itsy bitsy again not long after that...thank heavens! One day I picked the girls up from daycare and Daughter #2 was quite irritated. That's not unusual really, but she was only 3 at the time and I was not expecting the conversation that followed my question of, "What happened, Sweetie?"
Daughter #2: "Well, we were outside and the big kids kept calling me a baby. I kept telling them I wasn't a baby, and they kept saying I was small and was too a baby."
Me: "Sweetheart, you're not a baby. You're a big girl."
Daughter #2: "I know. I told them that."
What I didn't know until a teacher filled me in was that in all of her little form, she yelled, "I'm not a baby, I'm a big girl. See, I wear big girl panties" At that moment, she lifted her dress up and added, "See, I'm not a baby!" and showed whoever was arguing with her that she had on big girl panties! In her three year old logic, the fact that she wore "big girl" panties meant she couldn't possibly be a baby. She might be little, but in her head I really think that she thinks she's quite big!
We got a good laugh about it then and seven years later I still laugh when I think about it. I can see her little face determined that she was not a baby, and she wasn't taking it from anybody. Too bad I don't have a picture of that!
I chose the "it happened at daycare" prompt from Mama Kat's Weekly Writing Workshop. Follow the link to choose your own prompt and join in.