I have noticed lately that my lovely daughter has been holding her finger like this. I didn’t really think much of it. I asked her if she hurt her finger a couple of times she would tell me no, and then return to her incomprehensible chatter. Okay, just normal crazy two year old stuff. Then one day last week, as I was getting her out of her car seat she asked for a kiss. Of course I told her, then I was informed that I also needed to kiss her finger “Mallie”. Um, okay, my daughter has lost it. She named her finger Mallie. I kiss her finger, because that’s what moms do. We kiss fingers that our children name Mallie.
Today, as we were leaving for church, she exclaimed that she forgot Mallie. Josh, my 5 year old asked who Mallie was. You know, that was an excellent question. I assumed that she named her finger, yes its weird, but she is MY daughter. I’m sure the apple didn’t fall far. She promptly place her hands on her hips and told him it was her bird. Her actions made it clear that she thought Josh was a complete dummy. Didn’t we know about her bird, Mallie? No Hannah, we did not know you had a bird named Mallie.
Tonight while eating dinner, she was holding her finger out again kissing it. Daddy asked what she was doing. Thats when he found out about Mallie. We also learned that she had pink wings and a purple body. Daddy suggested that she put the bird on her shoulder so she could eat and hold the bird at the same time.
this is supposed to show the bird on her shoulder. Just go along with it.
Josh, who is having a very hard time with his sister having an imaginary friend, told her that he couldn’t see the bird, and asked her if she ate it. She promptly showed him that it wasn’t in her mouth. Then he said that he was going to eat it. That made her cry, and after she calmed down from crying, she walked over and hit Josh on the head. Like I said, the apple didn’t fall far. I was horribly mean to my brother, but he deserved it. I’m sure she thinks that he does too.
Well, at least I don’t have to clean up the poop. 🙂