Thursday, February 28

Snarkette

If parenting is a series of premonitions of what is to come, and paybacks for what you've done, I am in BIG trouble, Mister. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel I'm pretty sure it's actually a train that is about to smash me into a million pieces. The Toddler? She has an incredible sense of humor. It's absolutely amazing how she manages to find funny in just about anything. In a few years, I guarantee I am going to be her straight man because I am about as funny as a diarrhea-filled diaper compared to her.

At home, she loves to play tricks. She slams doors in faces, hides behind curtains, steals important things (I wonder where she learned that from?), offers you a bite of her food only to quickly snatch it away and stuff it in her own face, and generally makes us laugh all.the.time. The other day when she called Meg special? Both Mr. Husband and I busted out laughing. So, of course, she keeps on saying it. Over and over. Just so you know, after 10,453 repititions, it's still funny.

If she says something when we're in public and manages to garner an audience, she'll keep her her one woman act going. Earlier this week, she and I were walking around the grocery store saying lines from Dora like "Swiper no swiping" and "Oh, maaaan!" When a fellow mom chuckled at Alexis' version of "Oh, maaaan!", Alexis proceeded to follow her around the store, repeating it again and again.

I'm always hearing about how funny she is from her daycare teachers. They'll tell me stories about how all the kids were playing in the tube/tunnel thing and somebody poked a head in and yelled "Boo!", scaring all the kids the point of tears. But my kid? She's got tears streaming down her face because she's laughing so hard she can't breathe.

Sometimes to entertain themselves, the teachers will throw little scraps of paper or foam at the kids as they run around like the crazy little people they are. All the kids get mad, except one. My kid. She thinks it's hysterical. So now she's the only one they use for Toddler Target Practice. She's perfectly content that way (as am I--we like to use her as our target when we're throwing the Bulldog around so it's good that she's getting extra practice at dodging oncoming projectiles). (Don't hate on the teachers, BTW. Think about what you would do if you spent 40 hours per week locked in a room with 20 toddlers. I'm shocked they haven't resorted to throwing the kids out the window as a means to entertain themselves. I would.)

Today, Alexis took it to a new level. She has started snarking on the other kids. One little boy is pretty new in class and he's having a rough time adjusting. As such, he's spending a good part of the day crying. Today, Alexis pointed at him and said, "He's waa-waa-waaing" all dramatic-like and then busted up laughing. Now, I don't know how old I was when I started with the snarkiliciousness, but I don't think it was two. She is going to be a master of the art form in no time, I'm sure.


35 comments:

  1. Snarkiliciousness? I love it. In her and you. And the last picture is awesome - the dirty face, the diaper hat. She's got it all going on.

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  2. seriously...can't type...laughing way too hard...Thank you again.

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  3. and by Arras, I mean Kater. My man logged on my computer...whatever

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  4. Oh yeah- she is funny! That last picture- there are NO words! I'm almost peeing myself laughing! She is fun!

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  5. Man . . . if we get back what we gave our parents, I am in serious trouble . . .

    Your kid makes ME laugh!

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  6. The Dora diaper on the head thing? Is a nightly occurence. I have 400 pictures to prove it. Thank goodness they've all been clean diapers (so far *knock on wood*).

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  7. Like mommy, like daughter, huh? That is hilarious! I think you will have to get this girl her own blog in a few years. What a hoot! I love it!

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  8. I LOVE that face and her spirit! Me thinks she sounds a wee bit like her Mom?

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  9. Oh, that diva does not fall far from the tree. That little boy went home saying some girl was mean to him!

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  10. Gee, I don't know where she gets it. Btw, she's got a panty on her head.

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  11. Snark? Its a gift. Not everyone can wield it, and even fewer can wield it well. Alexis is well on her way, my friend. :)

    And I left you something over at my place. :)

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  12. kids say (and do) the darnedest things.

    you better watch out on april fool's day with this one... she'll get you good.

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  13. I think Snark is a gene. It is around here, anyway. And in trouble? You and me both.

    As always, I love the pictures.

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  14. She sounds like a hoot! Mr. Daddy called Punkin a ham the other morning and she got this wounded look on her face and said "I am NOT a ham."

    And what is this picture everybody's talking about? I don't see a picture!

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  15. Life is way more fun when you are surrounded by people with a sense of humor. She will be really popular in school.

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  16. Yep, gotta love it. And everyone will love her and her sunny nature as she grows. You're blessed, I have two like this and one who LOVES to see the dark side of everything. DS is not happy unless there's something to MOAN about. Enjoy her it's a true blessing.

    Oh, and the pictures and so so cute! Are they with the new camera?

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  17. She's funny! Also, she's gonna be the girl in high school that other girls are afraid of. :)

    The last pic of her is KILLING me!!

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  18. eek! Its been so long since I've stopped by. Sorry about that!

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  20. Your kid is seriously hilarious! She reminds me so much of my one niece. I looove reading about her.

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  21. I love how she stalks an audience in public (and she is WAY cute).

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  22. Yep! You got a comedian there!

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  23. "AHHHH MAN!"
    Love the diaper on the head....glad it's a clean one!

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  24. Reminds me of John Belushi from Animal House, "What am I now?" The pull-ups are cute, but I really love the polka-dot bag, it works for her! A little snarky diva baby, I LOVE HER!

    Lizzy

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  25. Yes, we have quickly learned NOT to laugh too much at a toddler's antics unless you are interested in watching those same antics over. and over. and over. and over........

    Love the last pic!!!

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  26. She sounds very funny, and like she's enjoying life! I'm sure she will be great entertainment for you and Mr. Husband. And that's why we have kids, right? To entertain us?

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  27. She is so funny. And as a day care provider, whatever it takes to keep you sane! Some days you run out of ideas. I'll have to keep that idea in mind. :)

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  28. when she is a famous comedian i can say i knew her when...

    you can tell by that little sparkle in her eyes she is a jokester!

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  29. I wish you lived in Dallas. Little Man could really, really use a friend like Alexis to get him out of his shell. He's funny, once he's warmed up to you, which can take anywhere from an hour to a year (ask AFF, the last time he came over, Little Man FINALLY decided he liked her and talked to her and told him all his best jokes. We've known her since he was about 5 months old.)

    Of course, she might just make fun of him and make an "L" on her forehead while following him aroudn.

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  30. Whew. It takes lots of brains to get humor like that. Sign her up for a gig on Ellen.

    Oh and, good luck. Better sleep with one eye open. Oh, that's right, she's on your head. Hard to miss.

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  31. My son does the pull-up on the head too. hehehe! Your daughter is a hoot!

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  32. When I worked in daycare I made the kids clean up. Not just their toys, but the sweeping, wiping down tables, all the little stuff. I asked all the parents to bring tooth brushes and we brushed every day after lunch. I made crap up left and right so it wasn't just babysitting. Yes, it can be mind numbing. And it sounds like Alexis keeps it from being miserable for a lot of people. Very cool.

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  33. That last picture is PRICELESS!! Your little snarky one!

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  34. She is so funny. You are in sooo much trouble :-)
    Love that last pic, too cute!

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  35. First: I PROMISE I hadn't read this when I said that she was gonna make you pay for your raising! I'm just psych(o?)ic, I guess. ;o)

    Second: NO WAY she'll ever be funnier than you. The laws of nature will not allow it or the universe would explode!

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