Big Girls

Amie drawing tadpole 21 January 2008 (c) Katrien Vander Straeten

The pressure’s on when there’s a Big Girl (6-year-old L) watching you!

And despite Baba’s efforts, the smiles as you can see still go underneath. And she still hasn’t made up her mind whether she’s a leftie (like Mama) or a rightie (like her Baba).

Amie drawing left-handed 21 January 2008 (c) Katrien Vander Straeten

The “look L is eating all her vegetables!” didn’t work, though. Amie has sharpened her logical thinking on the vegetable issue. Last week:

– You have to eat your vegetables if you want to grow and become a big girl.

When I am a big girl, then I’ll eat my vegetables.

– Noooo, you won’t become a big girl if you don’t eat your vegetables [the speaking in emphases is contagious]

– [Thinks for a moment] Then I want to stay small.

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