Friday, March 27, 2009

These are the Days of My Life....

I grew up watching soap operas. I loved them from an early age - too early. You could say I was border line obsessive. I would actually fake sick when I was young so I could camp out on the couch and watch Days of Our Lives. Sad. 
I  l-o-v-e-d Patch - who wouldn't like a guy with a pirate vibe going on?

 Oh, how I loved to watch them with my Grandma. She appreciated them as much as I did. It took years to wean myself off of them, but I am happy to say I haven't watched one in years. I am now wondering if this is because I don't need to watch them anymore, because I can just sit back and reflect on my own life. Sad. Funny. Maybe a little dramatic?? (Umm, yeah) One thing it is, is entertaining....
My daughter, who was still three just a few weeks ago has seemed to all of a sudden turn into a teenager overnight..... just like in the Soaps. Smocked dresses? Hair bows?? Nope, no longer. After all, that's what "babies wear".  My little girl who loved, loved, loved princesses has moved on to bigger things - two, in particular, named Troy and Gabriella.

She loves to think she is already a teenager. I like to think I still am. Anywhoo ... In some ways, this works to my advantage. Like when I am trying to bribe/encourage her to do something. Case in point - Yesterday, my friend Paige, asked if she could take some pictures of Amelia for her website. Now, if you remember my post from a few weeks back, getting a decent picture of Amelia is nearly impossible these days. She is either being silly, putting on her best fake smile, or naked - her new fav. So, I had one of these "encouraging" talks with Amelia before the photo session. I told her if she listened well, didn't act too silly, and smiled, we would take a trip to Target and buy the Troy and Gabriella dolls. Well, my hard-to-take-a-decent-picture-of-daughter, soon turned into a future super model. I was impressed. She had smiles and "candid" poses that I had never seen before. She really new how to turn it on. I got a peak of a few of the pictures and all I can say is I can't wait! You KNOW I will post them soon!

3 comments:

maribeth said...

oh, i understand! we have very similar issues here as well. our bitty baby is even named gabriella, along with a few others we have renamed. she knows every word to "i have to move on" and i can't begin to tell you how annoying it is to hear her gabriella doll sing only a partial chorus over and over and over. hope you didn't get the ones that sing! ugh! what happened to our sweet girls?

Molly said...

Viv. and Diana's class came over to our class for a bit. We were painting pictures of ourselves and Amelia wanted to as well. She drew her head, a dress then her body complete with "tinkerbell underwear!" She is hilarious!

I so was addicted to DOOL too! After Stefano rose from the ashes for about the 100th time I called it quits!
I just watched it for fun the other day.....

Jamie said...

lol, i always watched young and the restless with my mom. i think i watched a show called capitol hill (??) with my grandma. Too funny!