*While in timeout for a few minutes* TD2: Daddy! I’m scared! *cries* I don’t want to be by myself! *cries* I’m thirsty! T-Daddy: [TD2] you have to face the wall and be quiet. TD2: *cries* Daaaaaadddyyy! I’m sorry! I forgive you. I forgive you Daddy!
Helping TD2 rehearse for her school’s holiday program: T-Mommy: [TD2] What are your hopes for the New Year? TD2: I hope for a cat, a dog and a baby. T-Mommy: A cat, a dog and a baby? TD2: Yeah because they’re all soo0o0o0o cute and I just love them and want them all the time. T-Mommy: And um, where do you think you’re getting any of those from? TD2: The store. T-Mommy: So you can just buy a baby at the store? TD2: Yup! Or we can just ask Santa. T-Mommy: Ask Santa for a baby? TD2: Yeah, he has a hundred and he lives at the North Pole. So all we have to do is just go to the North Pole and buy a baby and a cat and a dog.
One day TD1 came up to me and told me that I wasn’t her real mom. Her real mom (Invisible Mom) lived in her Invisible World and TD1 came here through her Invisible Mirror. In Invisible World, TD1 is really 8 years old (coming through the Invisible Mirror made her 4.5), and things are quite different than they are here in the real world. These are TD1’s adventures as told by her.“
In my Invisible World, everyone only eats candy and fish because that’s all that’s healthy there. But I’m allergic to fish, so I can’t eat it. Everyone else eats it though. I just eat candy because that’s all that’s healthy in my Invisible World. I’m only allergic to big fish though, so if my Invisible Mom cuts it into really small pieces I can eat it. I’m not allergic to small fish, just the big fish and I really like it in my Invisible World.”
The other day, I was trying to put up book bags and get us ready for movie night when I heard THE death scream. I went running into the girls’ bathroom to make sure no one fell in the toilet or got eaten by any Aaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhh! Real Monsters.
T-Mommy: What’s wrong?
TD1: [TD2] flushed the potty and I wanted to do it!!!
T-Mommy: Well sweetie, sometimes things we don’t want to happen, happens. When it does, you can either cry about it or do something about it and make it better. So, Tové flushed the potty, what can you do about it to make it better?
Once a week, I visit Temi at her school and have lunch with her. I usually feed her and play with her. When I got there today, she had just finished eating so I gave her the remaining ounce of her bottle and we played. Played with blocks, played with the iPad, played with each other. And I gave her LOTSA kisses.
Temi fights sleep all day long. She moans, groans, tosses and turns. She will try her hardest to stay up and watch TV or listen to music with me and her dad. She’s perfected the sleeping head nod. Seriously. We put on Barney and he immediately has her full attention. Then this happens…. what is it about that purple dinosaur??