Biggie Smalls*September 6, 2007
Well, that was so much fun! I’m so glad I did it. Thank you Megan, for inviting me over and letting me play.
Now, I’m home and ready to rant here….
Jeez she’s getting big.
Her stories are too.
The other day she told the dog groomer that we have kittens in our attic. Sleeping in the Christmas boxes.
They believed her.
They didn’t believe me when I told them she was making up these stories.
Then, in her candle making class…(Yes, she took a craft class and they made candles…Yikes…whatta kid) She told the teacher that the aliens were back! Remind you of anyone?
Well, I know she’s pretending, but what do strangers think? She has this very elaborate story about the aliens from Chicken Little and she shares it with me every day…And I encourage her at home…Now she’s sharing it with anyone who will listen.
What will strangers think? Do I really care what strangers think?
I thought about it and the answer is…yes. Sort of.
When I was teaching, I collected some crazy stories…about the students I had.
But they were other people’s kids. Now she’s all mine. What if others think weird things about her?
I mean really, Aliens?
Is she being extremely creative…? And confident enough to share…? Should I encourage her story telling abilities outside of the home? I am so proud, but do people see her as quirky?
I’m not sure. And I’m not sure if that’s a bad thing. Quirky is good. It’s flavorful. It’s exciting.
I have made a point to let her know that I LOVE, really, really LOVE the way she MAKES up these WONderful stories for me. And I LURVE her creativity and make~believe mind….
Doya think it’ll sink in?
And if she tells me one more time that my boobies ‘hang’ and ‘jiggle’ and ‘jump’, I may have to slap her. How rude!
At least she’s not telling strangers that RT is a schmuck because he shits on my fucking floors…even she has her limits.
But she’s talking. To anyone who will listen. You don’t know how great that is.
I know I’ve mentioned before that I’ve tried to have her evaluated by EI here in NY. Because her initial inability to make eye contact and talk with strangers, when she chews your ear off at home, and a slew of other behaviors she used to have, made me want to check her out…I just wanted to make sure I wasn’t missing anything…They told me to get her more involved with others and put her in some classes…They were right. She opened up, relaxed and got to having some fun for a change…Now, there’s no stopping her.
And I think I like this version of Biggie Smalls than the previous version.
Oh! And another thing…She’s obsessed with NickJr.com and Noggin.com – We have been fighting for computer time. The two of us. I want to blog, she wants to play video games. She’s becoming a computer geek. I love it. She’s great with the laptop and finding the keys. She even types her name.
I am so in for it.
*Another of the bajillion nicknames we call her.