Wednesday, August 7, 2013
One day upon encountering me wearing a pair of pajama pants, Trixie declared that I am "too pantsy." I've been trying to get to the root of this ever since, but usually it comes down to this.
"Mom, you're too pantsy!"
"Trixie, are fancy and pantsy the same thing."
"Well, what is pantsy?"
So there you go, though I suspect that "pantsy" in her world means "having the quality of pants" or "not having the quality of dresses." So being pantsy is certainly not a positive thing because dresses are where it's at. Yes, she's reached that phase where she's all about the dresses. Her model in life is her big sister Mabel, who is certainly not pantsy. Trixie has even taken up Mabel's habit as a two-year-old and insists on wearing skirts under her dresses. She's very into pink and purple and spinning around the room saying, "I'm a bad-a-reena."
In true two-year-old fashion, Trixie's other favorite saying is "my own self" as in "I do it my own self." This applies for everything from getting out of the car to carrying big stacks of plates and getting herself dressed. And if Trixie has decided to do it her own self, you certainly don't want to accidentally do it for her because if you have carried the forks to the table, that means she has to take the forks, carry them back to the kitchen, put them in the drawer and then take them out again, and carry them back to the dining room and put them on the table. It has given her a certain sympathy for her little brother though. One day he was upset at the table, and she nodded her head understandingly and explained to us, "Goo-goo-ad his own self."
The other day at dinner, the girls were having me make a list of all of their favorite colors since they were born. So I asked Trixie, "What's your favorite color?" She looked down at her navy blue shirt very seriously and said, "Black." I say, "Trixie, I thought you liked purple." This time, she looked around at us and smiled and said, "Nope, Black!"
After watching the movie Rio the other day, she summed it up for her dad: "We ate popcorn at the movie theater. Those blue things in the movie were birdies!"
She's also gaining a reputation among her big sisters as the little mommy. Ella: "Even when we wake up in the morning and we're whispering in our beds, she has to yell, "Quiet!" She's also prone to yelling out "Eat your food" "Sit in your seats" and other Mommy-isms.
Some of Trixie's other favorite sayings:
when she doesn't like the food: "I can't like it."
when she's being polite "Eh-cooz me" and "Tank-oo."
when she has made a mess: "I have a big problem."
when she is feeling left out: "How about Trixie?"