Photo by Ben's cousin, Erika.
Yesterday was a big day for AJ. We got word from the daycare office that she will be moving up to a new class on Monday. This doesn't give Mommy and Daddy much time to prepare, but we know Anna June is ready. (Also, we're not really sure why, but she's moving into the Toddler Two class. That's right, she's skipping Toddler One. She is being double promoted!) To celebrate, we went to, you guessed it, Chick-fil-A, and AJ had her first juice box. She knew exactly what to do. Yeah, she's ready.
According to her teacher this morning, not only does Anna June now follow directions pretty well, but she also wants the other children to mind, too. The teacher asked a little boy in her class, Charlie, to come to her, and he didn't move. So AJ took his hand and tried to pull him. He still didn't want to come, so AJ took both of his hands and tried to drag him. Even if she stays the tall, leggy blond that she is now, I believe it will be evident that she's my child.
Lest you think she's 100% angel, on the way home, she was laughing. I looked in the rear view mirror only to see her with an upside down sippy cup (which I later discovered had no valve), pouring her milk all over herself. She was delighted at this mischief. I had to change her clothes when we got home. She was soaked!
Somewhere in there, I had my back turned to put something in the sink. In the time it takes for an adult to disassemble a sippy cup, Anna June got into my "childproof" cabinets, pulled out a pair of breakable candle holders and promptly threw one on the tile floor, breaking it in two. She is fast! At least they weren't too valuable (dollar or sentimental). But now I have to rethink where I keep things. Better yet, I should just get rid of everything she can destroy.
Last night was also one of her first forays into the bathroom alone. In Milwaukee, she went in solo and Ben found her splashing in the toilet. Guess which parent got to clean her up, though? Last night at our house, in I swear less than a second, she proudly was walking out with toilet paper...attached to the roll. She looked like she was ready to round up her friends to go TP a house! Luckily, she didn't get the whole thing.
But the best news of the past 24 hours is that AJ slept from 10-6 in her own bed, straight through except for a pacifier-flinging incident around 2 am. Everyone was happy, except Ben, whom I woke up by snoring. Sorry!
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