People told me that when Reese started talking, she'd really start talking. All too fast she has learned to use her new words to her advantage.
Last week, getting ready for her naps went something like this.
Me: Reese, it's time for nap. Are you tired?
Reese: Nooo. Play!
Me: Okay, a few more minutes.
A few min later...
Me: Okay, Reese time for a nap.
Reese: Nooo. Play, play!
Me: No Reese. It's time for a nap, let's go.
I had to carry her into her room, change her diaper and put her in her sleep sack (against her will). As I am changing her...
Me: You have to go poop?
Reese: Yea, poop!
Me: Okay, I'll put you down.
But instead of going poop she ran off and grabbed her little Elmo doll and started to play.
Me: Reese, do you have to go poop?
Reese: No, play.
Me: No, it's not time to play, it's time for a nap.
Reese: Books, two books!
[OMG! Are you kidding? Haha! Too funny. What a sly little thing. Playing tricks on Mommy already!... She knew that if she said she had to poop, I would put her down. But how could she? Anyway, you get the point. After all this I finally got her into her crib and her naps last week were hit or miss.]
After some much needed support from fellow MommyBeta Nathalee, I realized I needed to be firm. I need to tell her it's time for a nap and not ask he if she's tired. If it were up to her, she'd play all day but Mommy knows best. Man, they learn young. What's your kid saying these days that catches you by surprise?