We all hope that we’ll raise kids who are like us. We want them to be good kids who enjoy the same things we do. Somehow I managed to get a little girl who loves pink and can be the ultimate girly girl in her ballet clothes. I love lime green and my biggest girly indulgence is my pedicures. We both love shoes, but that’s to be expected, right?
First I’m proud that the washing her own hair concept is getting better. That could be because of the bribe I offered, but I’m not positive. Well, I am positive that’s why, but I’ll take what I can get. If Paige can listen to us, and wash her own hair for a week with no screaming fits, we’ll take her to Chuck E Cheese. She’s been begging to go for a few months now. We’ve managed to put it off until now, so I think we did good.
Second, I’m so proud that she’s starting to be like little versions of Mommy and Daddy. I’m seeing some of our likes coming out in her. What I’m seeing now makes me think she’ll be a pretty cool kid to hang out with in a few years. Yesterday we were driving home from daycare. I had the radio on to a station that plays what they want. It’s mostly 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s rock. Ozzy Osbourne’s Crazy Train came on. I looked in the rearview mirror to catch Paige head banging. She’s been working on her head banging here and there, and it’s the first time I’ve seen her do it to the right music. Although, I will say that watching her bang her little head to Rascal Flatts is hilarious!
Then tonight on the way home, Paige started talking about a new toy she would like. She said she really, really needs a pair of vampire teeth. Paige has announced she likes vampires. She wants to see a vampire movie now too. I wonder if I can find a vampire movie she can watch. I think there was a child vampire movie with the kid from Jerry Maguire. She’s definitely not ready for Bram Stoker’s Dracula, or Anne Rice’s Interview with a Vampire. Twilight? I enjoyed the books, but not really the first movie. I haven’t seen the second yet; it doesn’t come out on DVD until next week. Besides, vampires don’t sparkle in sunlight, they burn up. Everyone knows that.
It looks like there are some ways that Paige is like us. She’s enjoying the same music we do, and is showing some interest in our types of movies. I wonder if this has anything to do with the first book I ever read out loud to her: Stephen King. What can I say? She was a newborn and he had a new book that had just come out.