Date night did involve The Usual. Unlike when we took the Pates there a few weeks ago, it was its perfectly normal wonderful chill bar. I discovered a new drink too, The Ambassador’s Punch! Yumm-o.
So Natalie had one of the worst weekends ever. It’s right behind how bad things were around Christmas (except she had no excuse of being sick this time!). She’s really testing us to see what she can get away with and as Zach says, she’s “really coming into her own”. It’s like some demon came in and picked up our wonderful, loving, sweet baby girl, and switched her with this physically abusive (hitting/biting), hollaring, kicking, defiant tantruming tyrant! Thankfully she had a great two days back at daycare though and seems to be back to her sweet self.
Here’s an example: (right after I turned off the camera the tantrum started again)
Then like that, she’s back to her wonderful self!
I can’t emphasize how much I love this little girl. She’s the most wonderful thing that has ever happened to us, but I’m just in awe of how quickly she can transition from this kind, considerate little being to a tornado hitting, screaming, destroying everything that comes near her path.
I mean she kisses and hugs on us, her Doll Doll, the cats (especially Cypher), Helo, and other random objects that come in her path. Who kisses the coffee table or chairs? She’s so funny.
Speaking of crazy things she’s kissed/hugged I made this little picture to show the weirdest things she (tried) to kiss/hug this past week.