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Pajamas, and species identification

Charlotte has many pairs of pajamas. Most of them are hand-me-downs, but I did buy her two new pair. One with snowmen, and one with a reindeer (and reindeer-face feet) for Christmas. They are clearly reindeer, but for some reason she is *insistent* that they are moose. 

“Moose, mommy!”
"No, reindeer.”
“Moose!”
“Reindeer.”
“Moose!”
“No, they’re reindeer.”
“Moose!”

I don’t know where she gets this.

Going to bed last night was a chore. When I got home from the chiropractor, she was clearly already ready to go to bed, even though we hadn’t had dinner yet. I should have just sent her up there and then, but I was tired, and hungry, and wanted *my* dinner. So by the time I started the procedure she was overtired and recalcitrant. I chivvied her up the stairs, convinced her to take a stab at brushing her teeth by bribing her with mommy’s toothbrush (yes, I know – yuck. But I’m getting desperate), and then conned her into letting me get her up on the changing table. I got her diaper changed, and was in the process of getting the pajama feet onto her. This week’s selection has been the snowmen, last week’s lavender set having just gone into the wash. As I’m getting the elastic up over her heels and onto her ankles, she threw out her hand and said “Stop mommy!”

Seriously? When did she get this articulate?

“What do you want, Charlotte?”

"Moose, mommy!”
"Moose?”
“Moose!”

Eh?

Oh.

“Do you want your reindeer pajamas?”
“MOOSE, mommy!”

So I got out the reindeer pajamas to squeals of glee, and set the snowmen aside. I suppose this means that she’s going to want to start dressing herself in the morning soon.

I think I’ve also already lost the moose vs. reindeer argument. At least until someone tells her about Santa. Of course, she may decide that Santa’s sleigh is pulled by eight tiny moose…


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