Saturday, September 29, 2007

Daily Danica v2.0

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Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Daily Danica - Morning Edition

6:35 a.m. – Wake up, don’t feel like getting out of bed, play with books and have a drink in bed. Shriek occasionally.

7:05 a.m. – Dad decides to get up (finally! Mom’s been awake for an hour). First diaper change of the day.

7:10 a.m. – Give Mom kisses as she goes to work. Fuss at Dad to make him hold you for the next 10 minutes.

7:20 a.m. – Play with magnadoodle for 10 seconds alone while Dad heads to the kitchen to make breakfast.

7:20:10 a.m. – Follow Dad to kitchen with magnadoodle. Make him draw animals for you. Think that every one is a bunny.

7:25 a.m. – Beg Dad for something to drink while complaining that you don’t get to watch him cook eggs.

7:30 a.m. – Sit down to eat breakfast, starting with eggs. Complain that eggs are too hot. Dad blows on them. Seems funny to you.

7:32 a.m. – Whine and ask for a fork.

7:35 a.m. – Pancakes! At last!

7:37 a.m. – See a car in an advertisement on Yahoo! Let Dad know. Loudly.

7:38 a.m. – Ask for more. Don’t really know what you want more of. Dad gives you pancakes, eggs, and a cup of milk. You’re pleased.

7:42 a.m. – Continue eating while Dad checks his e-mail. Whine and complain about something – anything just to get Dad to show you funny YouTube babies. Sign “baby” vigorously.

7:45 a.m. – Watch more YouTube babies.

7:47 a.m. – Throw cup and fork overboard. Dad gasps as if you’ve done something wrong, you think it’s funny. Smile. Throw fork overboard again after Dad picks it up. You’re pleased.

7:47:30 a.m. – Dad asks if you’re done, you stare back as if to say, “Duh.” Smile, shriek, and clap.

7:48 a.m. – Complain that Dad is wiping your hands and mouth off.

7:49 a.m. – Run off to play with… something. Find out “something” is your piggy bank.

7:51 a.m. – Dad wants you to put the coins the top slot of the piggy bank. You don’t understand why, since putting them in gaping hole on the side of the piggy bank is easier. If only Dad would open it.

7:53 a.m. – Finally finish putting coins in piggy bank. Dad asks you to “put it away.” You think, “Isn’t that your job?”

7:55 a.m. – Ask Dad to read you a book.

7:55:25 a.m. – Ask Dad to read you another book.

7:56 a.m. – Ask Dad to read you another another book. Dad asks you to put your other books back in the book basket. You look at him like he’s got to be kidding. Turns out, he’s not. Reluctantly drop books into basket. Dad is ecstatic. It’s weird. Repeat entire process three more times.

8:05 a.m. – Want a drink while Dad is in the middle of seventh book. Get up and get your drink.

8:06 a.m. – Want up on the couch. Dad puts you up there.

8:06:15 a.m. – Discover that you left blankie by the dining table. Whine for Dad to get it.

8:06:20 a.m. – Dad tells you to climb down and get it yourself. Whine some more, find out Dad’s not kidding (again), climb down and go get blankie.

8:08 a.m. – Want up on the couch. Dad puts you up there.

8:08:15 a.m. – Climb down from the couch.

8:10 a.m. – Poop, but don’t let anybody know it.

8:15 a.m. – Dad catches a whiff, but decides to ask you if you pooped. Shake head, “No.” Distract Dad by wandering off, picking up your cup again and leaning against the couch while drinking from it. He is amused. Heh.

8:16 a.m. – Hand your cup to Dad. He asks you to put it on the table. Wanting to please him while still being a little rebellious, look at the table, take the cup from him, and set it down… on the TV stand. Dad thinks, “Close enough,” and is amused. Heh.

8:18 a.m. – Dad tells you that it’s time to change your diaper. Shake your head, grab your bag, and wander off towards your room.

8:20 a.m. – Try to distract Dad from changing your diaper by pounding on the cabinet that holds your toys. He distracts you by handing you a ring that rattles. You are amused.

8:21 a.m. – Smile and shake the ring. Have butt wiped clean. Get scooped up when Dad realizes that the only diapers in the house are in your diaper bag.

8:23 a.m. – Complain that there is a breeze. Smile and shake ring. Make Dad think you are being a good girl as he numbers off the buttons as he snaps your outfit back up. Right when he gets to the last one, start squirming.

8:24 a.m. – Discover you know how to open the door to your room by using the door handle. Dad is proud, but dismayed.

8:26 a.m. – Wonder why Dad left you in your room, wander out with blankie, and discover that Dad wants to return to the room to get video of you opening the door. Follow him back in.

8:30 a.m. – Wonder why Dad left you in your room, wander out with blankie, and discover that Dad is putting the video camera away. Yelp at him to follow you back to your room. He does. Good Daddy. You’ve trained him well.

8:31 a.m. – Ask Dad to pull out Elmo TMX box you haven’t played with in months. He does. You play with it for thirty seconds, then move on to actual Elmo TMX and spend the next 10 minutes putting a bag over his nonexistent shoulders.

8:41 a.m. – Tickle Elmo (accidentally). Give him a cross look as he contorts his body. Give him a hug anyway.

8:42 a.m. – Tire of dumb, shoulderless Elmo TMX.

8:43 a.m. – Wander out of your room, head for the front door and pick up a pair of shoes.

8:44 a.m. – Dad tells you that those are Mom’s shoes. Drop them, pick up a pair of his.

8:45 a.m. – Dad tells you that those are Dad’s shoes. Drop them, pick up one of yours.

8:46 a.m. – Dad nods, tells you that it’s one of your shoes, takes it from you, and picks you up and moves you into the family room.

8:55 a.m. – Get bored of Dad’s “entertainment” ideas. Play on your own.

9:01 a.m. – Dad asks if you’d like to take a nap. Shake head “no.” Really mean “no.”

9:05 a.m. – Look thirsty. Dad gives you water. Smile.

9:08 a.m. – Look cute by lying on couch pillows and appear to try to get comfortable. Shake head “no” when Dad asks if you’d like to take a nap. Really mean “yes.”

9:09 a.m. – Grab blankie while Dad picks you up. Ask for Lulu when you get to your room. Rest your head on Dad’s shoulder like nothing could be more comfortable.

9:15 a.m. – Dad tries to lay you down in bed, but you stop him with a preemptive whine. Ha-ha! Another silent victory.

9:17 a.m. – Dad finally lays you down in bed against your wishes. Cry and whimper, but don’t really mean it. Fall asleep.