Thursday, September 4, 2008

Growing Pains

My baby, ok my little girl, wants to grow up so badly. She wants to be a big girl. And not just in the give me your credit card and your keys kind of way.

No Bunny has much more specific goals in mind. She wants to go on the inflatable dinosaur slide at the State Fair. Some days its all she talks about.

You see when we went to the fair, a month ago (hello elephant-like memory) she saw this huge inflatable slide with a T-Rex on the outside. Like any other dinosaur obsessed child this was nirvana, the holy grail of rides.

But she was too small to go on the ride. She did not meet the You Must Be This Tall requirements. She was "too little" so she had to settle for the carousel. Well Bunny decided, right then and there, that she needed to get "big" and get big fast so another opportunity to ride the dino slide would not be lost.

We told her that if she eats her food (and vegetables) and drinks all of her milk she will get bigger. So she eats (most of the time) and drinks like she is supposed to.

While eating she will put down her fork and say "I'm getting bigger." Yes, sweetie you are. "I'm big now." Oh yes, you are so big. "I wanna go on the dino ride." Next time we're at the fair, honey.

Then she'll finish off with this grand pronouncement, "I'm jumbo."

6 comments:

Karen said...

So cute....

Always Home and Uncool said...

Better Jumbo than Dumbo

Kate said...

Where did she hear "jumbo?" That's too funny.

Maggie, Dammit said...

"I'm Jumbo" !!!!

Oh, that's hysterical. Toooooo cute!

Laurie said...

So cute! Reminds me of my silly 4 year old - he always says he wants to get "flat" aka fat, because of some tv show he saw where the guy expanded like a balloon and then could fly! Thinks if he eats enough he'll be able to fly too!

EatPlayLove said...

oh, too bad she missed out on dino!