"Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be." - Shel Silverstein

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Come Here, Now Go Away!

Miss Marissa and Mr. Gingerbread Man have the classic love/hate relationship.

See for yourselves...

Now before you go thinking that we are horrible people who love to torture our kid, let me explain.  She stands at the fireplace, looking up at Mr. Gingerbread Man and asks for him constantly.  Then, when we bring him down, she repeatedly asks for him to sing his song.  The evidence is all in the video.  You hear her trying to say and see her signing "want" and "play".   She even tries to push the button herself.  Then she is back to laughing at the end.  :)

She did the same thing the other night when my sister Michelle babysat for the evening.  Auntie Chelle sang different songs and Marissa enjoyed them.  Then Auntie Chelle sang "Away in the Manger" and Marissa melted into a puddle of tears! 

 She is such a crazy baby!!

P.S.  Happy 21 Month Birthday today Baby Girl!

P.S.S.  Marissa loves to watch videos of herself more than anything in the world.  But when she watches this video, she cries!!


Anxious AF said...

Happy 21month birthday!!!!!!

Love the video!

Michelle said...

You are so not terrible people...that is too funny and cute. Wonder why she does that?

Tara said...

Okay, that's really quite funny! :) Kids do the darndest things.

Anonymous said...

Gosh I miss her!!! Why did my plans have to fall through to live in CS!!! : ( I just love her so much!! You need to poof one extra hour into the day just for blogging so that we can have one to read EVERYday!! Now that would be perfect...right?
Love you SO much,
Auntie Boog

P.S. Happy Birthday Auntie Boog 19 yrs and 9 months and Happy 21st month Birthday!!! : ) I had to include me since she stole my date!

Michelle said...

That is too strange! When I sang Jingle Bells she loved it and hated Away in a Manger. Huh.....

I wonder what her deal is?!

Are you liking the snow we got today?

Love you guys!
Auntie Chelle

P.S. Happy 21 month Birthday!!!! (A day late!)

Hope said...

She's signing! Yay! I love watching little ones sign, so cute!

Elizabeth said...

Kids, they are all the same no matter their age. She is getting really great at communicating. Stay warm. Happy Belated 21st Birthday little one.

Lots o love

Janice said...

Geez! All she wants is for it to work when SHE pushes the button! Darn Gingerbread Man...shame on him for singing when she isn't ready!! It's the "Ultimate Toddler Frustration" when their toys play by themselves. Poor baby.

Kisses and Huggs
Grandma Utah

Dana said...

Maybe it's the blinking eyes. That is sad and funny at the same time.

Nana and PaPa said...

How strange that she cries when Gingerbread Man starts singing! lol....what a silly little girl. Gotta love her! And we DO!! When we get there I'll have to try the Rock a Bye Baby song and see if she likes it or hates it.....love to all