21 November 2008

Amelia's first complete sentence [mother sighing...]

On our most recent trip out to California, Amelia's grandma Lora bought her a toy stroller and let her push it around the store as we paid for our purchases.  Amelia was in seventh heaven!  As we exited the store and faced the expansive parking lot, the need to pick Amelia up and carry her to the car arrived.  I picked her up and she proceeded to carry her stroller as if she were still walking.  Once at the car, I kindly told her that it was time to get in the car and put the stroller in the trunk.  Screaming and tears followed.  Lots.  And then, as grandma pulled on the stroller and I pulled on the kid, it happened.  Clear as day.  "I don't want to!"  Mom and grandma were stunned.  Had we really heard what we thought we heard?  Yep!  More, as we struggled to secure Amelia into her car seat, she repeated (three times), "I want it!"  So, being the softies that we are... we gave her back the stroller and got hit in the shoulders, as she held her stroller, all the way home.


Gibbs said...

Your family is so cute. Im excited you too have joined the blogging world. Its fun to see what everyone is up to these days.

- Michelle (binkley) Gibb:)

Lisa said...

Yeah, their first sentences always seem to be statements of defiance. I've never heard of any child's first sentence being, "I love you, Mom" or "Thanks for dinner". Don't worry though; that will come...when they are about 18 :)