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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.”
“No, they’re reindeer.”

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!”



“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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Jan. 6th, 2011 03:27 pm (UTC)
Considering the girl's lineage, you are questioning why she not only sees things her own way AND is insistent about it?
Jan. 6th, 2011 04:52 pm (UTC)
Re: hmm...
The things people imply about Bob... ;-)
Jan. 6th, 2011 07:53 pm (UTC)
Forgot to add
She also seems to ignore the obvious in favor of her own POV...

Jan. 7th, 2011 03:10 pm (UTC)
Re: Forgot to add
Jan. 6th, 2011 03:32 pm (UTC)
That is so cute!
Jan. 6th, 2011 04:53 pm (UTC)
It really is the cutest damn thing yet. She's changed SO much over the last two weeks all of a sudden, and it's a blast.
Jan. 6th, 2011 03:42 pm (UTC)
Moose is much more fun to say. Mooooooooose!
Jan. 6th, 2011 04:53 pm (UTC)
That's why I keep arguing with her about it - she loves saying it with the biggest grin ever.
Jan. 6th, 2011 03:48 pm (UTC)
Apples and trees. That's all I'm saying. :)

Also -- the way words feel in the mouth is a very important part of speaking.

Jan. 6th, 2011 04:54 pm (UTC)
Sounds like a recipe for pie, to me.

Obviously "moose" feels very good. So I keep arguing so she can keep saying it.
Jan. 6th, 2011 04:50 pm (UTC)
Re: MOOSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Oh my goodness - I think I have to order those!!!
Jan. 6th, 2011 06:09 pm (UTC)
You're cracking me up again.

If you're feeling like doing some detective work, check the bookshelf at daycare... there's some DARNED cute moose books out there.

Morris the Moose is one of V's favorites, and of course Dr. Seuss does moose.

Jan. 6th, 2011 06:30 pm (UTC)
Too cute! Beware! Imaginative, smart kids LOVE to express themselves by wearing "fun" clothing. My Char went through a period where ALL she wanted to wear was costumes, and grandma was only too happy to oblige. She'd be Belle (from Disney's Beauty and the Beast) or Pocahontas, or Jasmine, or Alice, or any number of famous animated girls. Until she outgrew it all around five. Dorothy from the Wizard Of Oz was the best...she'd only be Dorothy properly if she had her Toto. In a basket. So, you see...it was difficult sometimes. ;-)
Jan. 7th, 2011 03:12 pm (UTC)

At least we have the capacity to indulge it without spending much.
Jan. 6th, 2011 10:47 pm (UTC)
Heh, heh...

You know where this leads. You have seen the "Fashionista" photo my sister in law took...right?

As for where it came from, my bet is that day care has If You Give a Moose a Muffin. Anything with antlers will now be moose.
Jan. 7th, 2011 03:13 pm (UTC)
Yes, I've seen it. I'm still waiting for my eyes to stop bleeding. :-)

It came from day care, I just don't know the specifics. That would make sense. Mmmmmoooose!
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