This is what a typical morning can sound like in our house.
* Crash *
Me: (Upstairs getting dressed, calling downstairs to where the crash came from) "Em, what are you doing?"
Em: (In a very matter of fact, very loud yell) "She needs to take a bath!"
Me: (Knowing that the only two "she's" in our house are Em & I) "Who needs a bath?"
Em: (Exasperated) "Baby!"
Me: "Oh, Ok. Why don't you give baby a bath in the upstairs bathroom."
Em: (Sigh) "Ok, Mommy. Can you turn the water on?"
Me: "Why don't you give her a bath without any water?"
Em: (Sigh) "Ok."
* Moments pass. There is more crashing going on in the tub & then the sound of dresser drawers opening & shutting. *
Em: "Mommy, can you help me put her jammies on?"
Me: "Em, these are your jammies. They're big girl jammies. They're way too big for your baby. Why don't you put baby jammies on her?"
* Thumping down the stairs. More thumping & crashing. *
Em: (Calling loudly from downstairs) "I don't even have any baby jammies!"
* Moments pass. *
Em: "Baby, you're not even listening to me. You're making me very sad. You need to sit in timeout."
Sigh, I'm too young to be a grandma already. Where do you learn your mothering skills? Is that what I sound like? You may be little, but you sure do make getting dressed in the morning entertaining.
I love you so,