Remember my sweet, innocent, little Ellie? Maybe some of you can refresh my memory....because I have forgotten about that era. Let me explain...My morning ritual used to go as followed: (before this morning, that is)
Wake up roughly around 8, by the sounds of cute Ellie Mae yapping away in her crib. I make her a bottle, then bring her in my bed to cuddle. She loves being snuggled and having her tummy tickled. I usually give her my phone to play with while I relax for 5 more minutes before I start my day. She always smiles and laughs when I show her videos and pictures that I have of her on my phone. She then makes cute noises and says "awwwww" as she puts her head on my shoulder. What a perfect angel, right????
Those times have apparently changed...I feel like the parent whose teenage daughter won't let you say 'I love you' to her in public anymore. (which I will NOT let happen, by the way;)
This is tragic, people!!!
Let me paint a little picture for you of how the events of this morning played out:
My blissful dream of Chuck Bass was abruptly interrupted by Ellie crying, so I go and make her a bottle and bring her into my bed. For some reason, she doesn't want the bottle, so I try and soothe her with my usual ritual of phone distractions and tummy tickling. She would not have it. I feel like she is beginning the "terrible twos" era. But she is only merely ONE! Is there an "Odious Ones" stage that I should know about?? She kept grabbing my glasses and whining if I took them away, and pulling my hair and scratching my face. Where did all this wild behavior come from?! Where did my sweet Ellie go? I have a feeling this is the start of her realizing that she usually gets what she wants when she whines. (which I definitely need to learn how to reverse.)
Tomorrow she turns ONE! I can't believe it. Hopefully today she just woke up on the wrong side of the crib, and tomorrow she will be back to her sweet, innocent self. I am throwing her a big party tomorrow... (spoiled girl) so she better be good to her mommy! ;)