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May 4th, 2009


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08:35 pm - Funnygurrill
Leila has been consistently hilarious lately. A few highlights:

This afternoon, she woke up from her nap in the car. Clutching Snowflake, as always. I sat next to her as she woke up, holding her hand, giving her little pats and kisses, wondering if this was going to be a Crabby Wakeup or a Nice Wakeup. If the first thing out of her mouth is a wail or gritch, look out. If the first thing she says is something coherent, especially something about animals, we're gonna be OK.

She looked at me slantwise. The moment of truth was upon us.

"Reeeeadyy?" she asked, with great impending-ness.

"Yeah..." I said.

And then she whacked me with Snowflake and yelled, "ART!" Which is what seals say.

Also, on Saturday night, as I was saying goodbye to her so I could go to the theater & stage-manage the show, she started in with her usual pleas, "Mommy, don't go! I wanna stay with you, Mommy!" After I defused that, she got very chipper.

"Mommy! You cannot do a show without a blue necklace, and a green necklace." She put her blue and green bead necklaces on me.

"You cannot do a show without two yellow spiders." She wedged two of her plastic spider rings from Halloween onto my fingers.

After accessorizing me according to her whim, she cheered, "Break a leg, Mommy!" and I was allowed to leave.

I did take the spider rings off, but I wore the beads all night. Various people wanted to know "what [I] did to get the Mardi Gras beads."

"I had a child," I said, and told them the story of Leila outfitting me for the evening.

The general response was, "Yeah, you're starting that kid early. How long until she's on stage?" Heh. It's only a matter of time.

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