Thursday, June 11, 2009
Musings by Ellie
Ellie got a tad filthy running around on the lawn at Madeline's school. She had a little fall that turned her legs green, and then she lost a shoe and got a very dirty foot. By the time we went back to the car to go home she was a walking mess. The child was in need of an immediate bath, but that got delayed a good hour due to snacks and an iChat session to wish Nana a happy birthday.
After I finally got to give Ellie her much needed bath, I sent her to her room to start getting dressed. The first shirt I picked out was too low cut. I have a rule with the girls that if your nipples are showing, you can't wear the shirt or dress. It's a discussion I have to have with Madeline frequently. Obviously, Ellie has picked up on it. As soon as I put the shirt on Ellie, she informed me that the shirt was "too low on the nipples". I couldn't help but laugh. At least she's picking up on my teaching them to have some modesty. The profound musings of Ellie happened once I turned back to the closet to find something that fit better.
Ellie stood there and in her super cute little voice said "Nipples can pop out! Why do nipples pop out? You can put tape on them and make them stick." I quickly put a shirt on her and ignored what she said because I wanted to laugh (the kid figured out the reason why pasties were invented), and if I did that she'd never stop talking about nipples.
People have been telling me for almost 2 1/2 years that she is going to be my wild child when she's a teen. I'm beginning to think they may be right.