Monday, June 20, 2011

Love to hate

This morning Miriam spilled her breakfast.

Miriam: Clean me up!

Now, that doesn't sound as funny written down as it did coming out of her mouth. Mostly I think that's because she's only 19 months old so it came out more like "Keen-me-yap!" That, and the fact that she's putting words together in full sentences is just cute beyond belief.

Later the girls were trying to colour together. Miriam ripped Rachel's paper and a fight ensued.

Rachel: Fine! Then I'm just going to get a new piece of paper!
Miriam: Piece-a-paper!
Rachel: Don't rip it this time, okay, Baby?
Miriam: 'Kay.
Rachel: Do you promise you won't rip it?
Miriam: No.
Rachel: Well, you already said okay so that's already like a promise.
Miriam: 'Kay.

I've tried explaining to Rachel that Miriam's comprehension level isn't quite at 100% yet but she just doesn't get it. Apparently Rachel's comprehension level isn't at 100% yet, either. I did, however, convince Rachel to colour at Daddy's desk so that Miriam couldn't reach her paper. Unfortunately, the chair at Daddy's desk spins.

Rachel: Stop twisting my chair around! I can't colour when you're twisting my chair around!
Miriam: *screams*
Rachel: *screams*
Me: Miriam, I think you're being a bit of a bug. Leave your sister alone, please.
Rachel: Mommy is right, Meme! You are being a bug! You always ruin everything!
Miriam: Mommy? *pause* Naanii. Naanii. Naanii. Naanii. Naanii. Naanii. Naanii. Naanii. Naanii.
Rachel: Miriam, just stop saying Naanii!
Miriam: Naanii.
Rachel: You've said it like twelve times and she's not even here! If you don't stop I'm going to count to three and then throw my crayon at you! One, two, three, four, five!

I grabbed Miriam up and plopped her on my lap and asked Rachel to cool off. Miriam's been on my lap for approximately two minutes. She just hopped down.

Rachel: Miriam, come spin my chair now! Spin my chair, please! Do you want to help me do my rainbow? I need orange for a little bit. Can you find orange for me?
Miriam: No. Pink.
Rachel: Do you want to help me draw my rainbow?
Miriam: No. Princess.
Rachel: It's okay if you scribble because sometimes I scribble, too.

I'm so glad that they miss each other enough after two minutes to get along nicely.

I also predict that they will have a major fight within the next five minutes.


  1. So funny! My favorite part: "If you don't stop I'm going to count to three and then throw my crayon at you! One, two, three, four, five!"

  2. Ohhhh! I miss them already!!!! They are soooooooo cute. I just want to snuggle them both. Please tell them Auntie Abra (okay, Abbi *sigh*) says hi!!!!!

  3. I'm dying laughing. Your girls are a riot. :D