I have become increasingly aware throughout the almost 3 years of Caroline’s life that she is not quite the girly girl I thought she would be. Now don’t get me wrong, the girl can wear a tiara and carry a purse like nobody’s business. She’s also picked up some of my expressions so that now some mornings when I’m getting dressed she’ll say “Turn around, Mama. Oh, that dress looks just darlin’ on you!”
But the biggest part of her personality is definitely not a frou-frou kind of girl. She will pick up any bug, dead or alive, to examine it a little closer. Let’s not even talk about my horror watching her carry around her new pet roach. She loves to get dirty, wet, messy, and will definitely tell me “no bows today, Mama”. She really is the best of both worlds. In fact, for her birthday party this week we are having hot pink polka dot cupcakes at her request, but everyone will also be wearing pirate hats
A couple of weeks ago she spent the morning with her Daddy and when I got home from running errands, she ran up to me and showed me this snail that she had found. I said “Oh, isn’t he sweet. That’s real nice.” (That’s not really what I was thinking, but I’m trying to be supportive of her interests) Then she says “watch what I can do, Mama” and she proceeds to put the snail on our sidewalk and smash it with her tennis shoes. She thought it was the funniest thing she’d ever seen.
Then this morning we were looking through this coffee table book of animals from Africa. She usually just likes the lions and elephants, but today she noticed the cape buffalo. “What’s those, Mama?”. I told her those are big buffalo. She said “I’d like to shoot that puffawo and eat it for dinner”. Her daddy will be so proud.