Miss Drama is off at her grandparents for the weekend, but I'd like to note this from the other day. One of the things our very wordy daughter does is to make up stories almost constantly, and narrate herself. Some of it is cooking show type stuff when she's playing in the kitchen. "And now you add the carrots and the ginger. Smell that ginger!" And some of it is trying to talk her way out of something. "I was just blowing bubbles in my milk. Boys and girls like to blow bubbles in their milk." The other night was particularly hilarious. Well, the overall situation was not hilarious; Charlotte was pushing every single button she knows how to push with her Daddy, and that is saying a lot. Stubbornly refusing to listen or clean up, she ended up getting all sorts of things taken away - no stories at bed time, no extra toys in bed, no outside play time. When it was finally bed time and her room was clean, Matt rocked her in the rocking chair for a few minutes, and she narrated the whole thing to herself, out loud.
"And tears were rolling down her cheeks....because she would never have her toys, ever again."