Don’t forget that I own you, bitch.
March 15, 2010

Charlotte has always been a very independent baby.  She does not want to be cuddled or snuggled, Momma, please, no, none of that.  She does not want to be held facing in, WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS TO ME, THIS IS SO UNFAIR?  Instead, she wants to see the world!  Experience life!  Sit outside for hours on end and watch the grass grow!

Now that she has become more mobile, she has even less need of me.  She returns to pat me on my boobs, which I take to mean “I still love you,“ as compared to Donald’s translation of “Don’t forget that I own you, bitch.“  And she also returns to do this: nestle between my feet and play with a toy.

I take this to mean “I still love you,“ so naturally I will proceed to stand in one place completely immobile until she decides to move somewhere else.  I think you can guess what Donald’s translation is.

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  1. By erin on March 15, 2010

    HAHA!  Hannah is the same way.  Brian tries to cuddle her and she cries and squirms and wiggles to get away.  PARENTS!  Always with all the hugging and the kissing and the cuddling!  UGH!!  Brian tells her, I CREATED YOU, but she doesn’t give in.

  2. By Cynthia on March 15, 2010

    This is funny!  My husband says that when my daughter is insisting that she have her head turned 90 degrees while I am feeding her clinching my teeth (I know it will just get better with teeth…)  I think they totally own us cause who does not like watching the grass grow, my daughter loves to sit outside all the time :) and we do!  Cute little monkey bum by the way!

  3. By Stephanie on March 15, 2010

    I theorize that boys are snugglier than girls, because EVERYONE I know with a daughter says the same thing—they’re so independent. All the boys? Biggest snugglers ever.

    Also, Jasper does the chest thing also, and for him it’s a sign that he wants to eat. He does it sometimes just for fun, but usually he’s hungry. He doesn’t always want to nurse, because he’ll be happy with whatever food I throw his way.

  4. By Sarah Christensen on March 15, 2010

    Stephanie - I would *LOVE* if Charlotte smacked me as a sign of hunger, but she’s really quite fickle.  Usually, she signs to let me know she’s hungry.  Or cries.  But the chest smack seems to just mean “okay, you’re still here, see ya later!“

    Let’s hope she finds a better way to communicate that she’s reassured before she leaves for college!

  5. By Elizabeth on March 15, 2010

    I flippin’ love this post.  Ah, yes, the boob pat ;)

  6. By Cynthia Krajcarski on March 17, 2010

    Isla plays between my legs too… And sometimes she’ll come over, kiss my leg, we’ll stare at each other for a few seconds and then she’s off again.

    I’ve also heard that girls are much more independent than boys are. It’s true for Isla, so far… No snuggles or cuddles or hugs or real kisses yet.





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