Sunday, October 26, 2008

I'm It

Lori tagged me for the '5 weird things about you' game. I've done it once before and if I remember right, I didn't come up with very interesting things. And as I've pondered it this time, for some reason I keep coming up with weird things about Scarlet. As I'm saying this, the phrase 'can't see the mote in my brother's eye because of the beam in my own' keeps popping in my head. It is Sunday right? But anyway, back to my point. So, I have decided to change the tag to '5 weird things about my kid'. I know, I am such a good mom.

1. For as long as I can remember, Scarlet has hated it when Jon and I show any affection to each other. Whenever he hugs or kisses me, Scarlet will scream and run up to us to pull us apart. She then clings to me with her life. It made a little more sense when she was going through her 'I only want mom' phase. Now, who knows?
2. Thai food? Love it. Korean food? Give me more. Really spicy food? My eyes are watering but I'm going back for more. Snail on the sidewalk? YUM. Peanut butter and jelly sandwich? Gross. No, thanks mom.

3. She is one of those kids who has a quizzical, bordering on glaring look for anyone who says 'hi' to her. But for some reason, whenever we are at Walmart, she will catch eyes with the craziest, scariest, creepiest looking person she can find, give them a big smile, and give her biggest hi! What a nut.

4. Scarlet loves her baby dolls. Whenever she has a doll in her hand, she also always has the doll's 'blanket', usually a washcloth, wipe or spit rag. Which is odd enough in itself since she has never been a blankie kid. But, then she takes it up a notch on the strange meter. She sticks her babies in her little stroller and places the blanket over their face. I have tried to move the blanket to the doll's lap and she will move it back every time.

5. And finally, Scarlet has always loved to dance. Any rhythm she can find, she is busting a move. I have tried for months to get her to copy dance steps that I am doing but she always just sticks with her own moves. That is, until Jon decided to teach her the 'spank the bootie' dance. Now, on command, she will stick her bootie out to the side and bounce while spanking herself. Every mothers dream. Thanks for that one Jon.

I tag Mindy, Ashley S., and Angie L. 5 weird things about you or a kid, you choose :)


Peggy Dee said...

Nice butt crack photo. Can I get that one framed? How long has this affection problem been around? She is so smart that she has probably figured out that mom and dad smooching = another new sibling who will take another chunk out of her inheritance. Don't underestimate this little genius!

dirty>south said...

I'm going to have to agree on the not wanting to see parents show affection in front of me. Get a room.

Ty and Dani said...

I love scarlet. Her love for all things food lets me know that deep down we must be related!

Mindy said...

Hmm...I am going to have to think on this one. I don't think I am weird but I am sure Dale does.

Kristy said...

Ah, what a little weirdo. I loved her hair in the first picture, classic Scarlet.

Karisa said...

So funny! Scott started to laugh out loud when he read the spank the bootie' dance part