Eirinn is a quirky kind of girl. She has all kinds of them. The usual toddler quirks like asking a ker-billion questions all in a row without waiting for an answer to any of them, or asking to get up, up, up then immediately asking to get down, down, down. You know, the standards.
And in the past few weeks she’s started a few new things that can definitely be labelled “quirky”. Anything that, when performed in front of a stranger, needs to be a) apologized for, or b) explained with eye-rolls, can be labelled as “quirky”.
New quirk #1 – “What’s that sound like?”
This one is certainly cute. I don’t know where she got it from, but she wants to know what every little noise is. It’s usually a truck, even if it isn’t. If I don’t know what the sound was, I’ll say “I don’t know, what does it sound like?” and she’ll say “a truck” or “a digger truck”, because we live in an under-construction subdivision.
New quirk #2 – “…RIGHT NOW!”
This one? Not so cute. She has learned how to be demanding. Not that she wasn’t demanding before, but now she knows how to verbalize it. I don’t know who taught her this, but it isn’t funny. “Have cookie, RIGHT NOW!” “See Bugba, RIGHT NOW!”
New quirk #3 – Two Ah-lankies
So she has these two fuzzy green blankets, two different ‘brands’. First she liked the thin one best. She carried this one around for about a year. Then her and thin ah-lankie must have gotten into a fight or something because she didn’t like it anymore and she liked thick ah-lankie better. Then thick ah-lankie was accidentally forgotten at Bugba’s house one night and thin ah-lankie had to act as a substitute. She started calling thin ah-lankie “New Ah-lankie”, even though it was the older one. Now she has to have both. Everywhere she goes. She drags both around like they were sewn to her palms. Oh, and if you didn’t catch on, an ah-lankie is a blanket.
New quirk #4 – “I carry you?”
This means “Can you carry me?”, but she doesn’t have proper pronoun usage mastered yet. That’s ok. She’ll learn.