I'm constantly amazed by EG. Yesterday she was desperate to watch Frozen. But Mommy kept telling her that it was such a nice day outside that it wasn't time for a movie. So what did EG diecde to do....?
Around 4pm I put Ocho down for her second nap. Both EG and I ran into my room to look at Ocho on her baby monitor. Eg spotted my teddy bear on the bed, and immediately started getting excited that our teddies could be friends.
"Mommy- our teddies are sisters. No, yours is the mommy, look it's bigger than mine. Hold your teddy Mommy."
Fast forward five minutes to...
"Mommy, you don't feel well. That's why you need your teddy. I'll get my doctoring stuff."
Eg runs around the house gathering assorted doctoring materials from her bedroom.
"Mommy- I check your ears. It takes a long time. Then we check your temperature. You have a fever. You need to stay in bed. I'll call the doctor"
"But EG, I thought you were the doctor."
"No Mommy, I'm the nurse, I take care of you."
She runs away, then comes back about 3 minutes later. I'm thinking I've got it made- naptime for Mommy too?!
"Mommy, the doctor is coming. But we need to make you feel better. I'll brush your hair."
She brings two dolly hairbrushes and my de-tangling spray from the bathroom.
"Here Mommy. This will make you better. I'll go get your bottle."
Oh, I'm thinking, I'm a baby now. That's okay, babies get to sleep too.
"Mommy, you need to get your bear and come to the couch. We have to put on Ana and Elsa, they will make you feel better. The doctor told me it would make you feel better while we wait for him. HeThe boy doctor and the girl doctor are coming after dinner. I'm the nurse, I'll take care of you."
Wow- what just happened? Is this what she thinks makes her feel better when she's sick. How are we know watching Elsa and Ana? OMG- I just got PLAYED!
I'm trying so hard to figure out why she thinks she's not the doctor (cue nervous mom who thinks that her daughter dosen't have high enough ambitions, or enough science, etc.) but what's really going on here- a ploy for Frozen.
But don't worry, when we were watching it she made sure to tell me that the doctor was on the way, and that I shouldn't be scared because she was here for me.
Wow EG- you are one smart girlie!