Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Self Confidence

This little one here is not lacking in the self esteem area at all. She loves to walk around the house these days talking to her self and saying the following:
  • I so proud of you Emma for feeding the dog.
  • Emma, your so pretty.
  • I like you Emma.
  • Emma, I so proud of you for spitting out your toothpaste.
  • Emma your so funny.
  • Your silly Emma.
  • You did a great job Emma.
  • Thank you Emma help Mommy with the laundry.

....and the list goes on and on and on and on. She is a mess.

What do we do? We just sit back and laugh all the time. She is so funny and just amazes us more and more everyday. Some days she reminds me so much of myself that it is a little scary.

Emma provided us with our most embarrassing moment as parents on Sunday afternoon. We went to have lunch at a local little 'hole in the wall' Mexican joint that we frequent all the time.

We go in and sit down and Emma immediately begins to start screaming and crying. This goes on for about 3 minutes before we finally understand what she is saying. She proceeds to point to the table next to us, that had flies on it and saying, "I'm scared, I'm scared". Would have been fine if she had stopped there but she continues to scream, cry & be truly terrified for the remainder of the meal. She gets louder and louder as the time goes on.

Truth is, we should have just left. By this time EVERYONE in the ENTIRE 'hole in the wall' is staring and she is screaming, "it's gross, it's disgusting, I want to go home'. I literally thought I was going to die. I had to bury my face in my hands and she kept saying and saying it, there was no stopping her. Oh, that girl... her Daddy was so embarrassed. Everyone in the restaurant thought it was so cute and kept laughing. The employees did not know what was going on because they speak Spanish. Needless to say, I think we have been kicked out of Daddy's favorite Mexican joint. On the way out the door she begins saying, "shoo fly, shoo"!

If I would have had a video camera, I would be RICH from America's Funniest Videos! By the way, I am RICH...I have one of the cutest & most witty little 2 year old red heads I know! If that ain't RICH, I don't know what is!


Mommy of a Wild Child said...

Ha! How funny! I'm glad we werent there......there would have been 2 little girls screaming.

Adventures on the Farm said...

She is absolutely precious....I completely understand about the flies the only difference is Callen would be trying to kill them and throw them in the trash. I am sure one day you will look back and think I was embarassed about that?

Have a good one we sure are missing yall and hope Gaving is doing well as Callen and I pray for him every night as we lay down.

monelle said...

Oh that is priceless. She is a mess and soooo you!

Lianna Knight said...

Tedra told me this story and I could NOT quit laughing...she is adorable...AND honest!! She is a clone of you, Laura :)

karim said...

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