Wednesday, 26 January 2011
Terrorzoid's first 2 word phrase? "Good girl" How ironic....
Yes, Terrorzoid as I've renamed her this week has been making large strides in terms of her speech. This is a relief as she seemed to have slipped back developmentally again and was deemed 3 months behind on our last trip Paediatrics.
I do however have to wonder how she's managed to pick up the phrase "Good girl" as I'm unsure as to what occasion I could possibly have had to use it. Much as I love my manic little whirlwind, a good girl she aint. Therefore, I'm thinking it must have been a pleading utterance in a vain attempt to get her to do or not do something. A few recent possibilities would include:
"Now now my darling. Let's NOT see how many pieces of macaroni cheese we can get to stick to the wall. Good girl!"
"Let's NOT pull everything out of mummy's make-up bag and throw it all over the floor, eh honey? Good girl!"
"Let's not take the Weetabix out of our mouth and smear it over Daddy's workshirt, which admittedly shouldn't be hanging on the chair next to your high-chair. Good girl!"
"Oh dear, you can now reach that shelf can you? Let's give mummy her blow torch and bottle of brandy back. Good girl!"
Now I don't look at my little girl and hear music from the Omen or see her eyes slowly turning red or anything, but I've learned to underestimate her at my peril. And turning round and seeing a blowtorch in one hand and a bottle of spirits in the other, well... I'm taking no chances. Therefore a little bit more baby-proofing has been undertaken this week. Daddy has been instructed to no longer charge his batteries in the plugs above the skirting boards after a near battery-sucking incident, and for my part I've cleared the reachable shelf on the baby unit of all potential hazards, including creams, thermometers and nail-scissors.
Yes, our little girl is growing into a big girl and it's getting harder to keep her 'contained'. I do believe that she is finally learning right from wrong, it's just that this week she seems to think that following a naughty or defiant act by smiling and shouting "Good girl!" absolves her of any wrong-doing.
Perhaps I need to teach her the meaning of "bad girl" too.