As CeCe gets nearer to the two year mark, it seems her attitude is following suit. She definitely has a stubborn streak and a bit of a temper too. We've started giving her time-outs when she acts up. We have a spot in our family room where she now has to go to 'sit'. She's starting to get pretty good at it actually. When you tell her that she needs to sit, she heads over there and plunks herself down. She puts her head down and tried her hardest to avoid any eye contact. It looks like she has the feeling shame part down. The only problem is that she is just so darn cute when she does it that it's hard to keep a straight face. When she is done, I ask if she's ready to get up and she says yeah and then we hug and it's all good. For a few minutes and then we do it all over again. It appears that the use of the word 'sit' is rubbing off on Ginny now. Tonight after tub, she was tearing around with CeCe and they were getting each other all revved up. I told Ginny that she needed to calm down and just sit for a minute. So she went over to CeCe's area and sat herself down. A couple of seconds later her partner in crime came and joined her. Not exactly what I had in mind, but the self-imposed time out seemed to work. The two of them are going to get into a lot of trouble together - I can see that coming already.
I had to work today, but Julie and the girls still had an extra day off, so they came and met me for a lunch date. We went to Timim Horton's. That's how Ginny says it - there's an extra im on tim. As we were almost done, a friend of mine, Bruce, walked in. Jorja had already gone to the bathroom to wash up and Julie was in there with Ginny when he walked over to our table. CeCe was in the process of eating the top half off of a chocolate covered long john, and her face showed it. Jorja pointed out that her face was covered in chocolate and then Bruce said, "That's how it's supposed to be, isn't it?" Jorja then felt the need to explain why she had no chocolate on her face. "I already went and washed. I peed too while I was in there. That's why it took so long." Bruce, who has never met Jorja before laughed and took it all in stride and I slid under the table. I guess maybe we need to talk about how much we need to share. Later.