nugget is very interested in language. this week she’s perfected “up” and is working hard on “bug” and “duck.” last night she signed “more” without prompting and it was the best i’ve ever seen her do it. maybe we’ll try the baby einstein my first signs dvd again. usually she’s completely unimpressed by baby einstein, but i keep holding on to the idea that one day she’ll enjoy it. that’s what everyone keeps telling me anyhow.
that’s right, i’m willing to rot my child’s brain with television. i know, i know, so not crunchy-ap-hippie-earth-mama-y. i’m sure i just lost ten granola points.
nugget would much prefer i vod her some jack’s big music show. smartly, noggin added an additional show to their daily lineup. but since it’s only twenty minutes long, and sometimes mommy needs more than forty minutes a day of semi-quiet, i’m most grateful that it’s also available on demand.
our local toy store called this morning to ask if we were done with la nug’s birthday basket in their birthday vault. nuggetdaddy said we’d come by today or tomorrow to pick out a few things from it. well, okay, he said we’d come by but i don’t think he meant that we’d necessarily be purchasing anything. silly nuggetdaddy! despite it being unpleasantly cold this afternoon, i decided we’d go ahead and stroll over there. nugget made out like a bandit. she got three books, a maraca, a ladybug ball and a froggy nailbrush for bathroom. fine, the nailbrush is for me.
we also grabbed a few items from from the clearance table. a set of boikido musical blocks that were in her birthday basket were actually on the sale table too, so those came home with us along with two small gifts for her tantie and auntie. they’ll be stocking stuffers. nooo, it’s not too early to be christmas shopping. oompa stopped carrying boikido products, citing inferior qualtiy and customer dissatisfaction. i’ll be keeping the receipt handy just in case. they look very similar to the haba fantasy blocks tantie gave her and she loves those. we’ll have to see how these hold up.
after the toy store we strolled across the plaza to the grocery store. of course the one prescription i needed refilled was the only one i hadn’t gotten from the allergy/asthma specialist. whatever. breathing is so overrated. as i browsed the aisles for dinner ideas while waiting for the pharmacy, nugget decided to sack out in her stroller, ladybug ball clutched firmly to her chest. hilarious! no wonder so many people had been looking at her. i thought they were just admiring her regular everyday cuteness, but this was quite the spectacle. she’s still asleep in her stroller and snowsuit, parked next to nuggetdaddy’s home office desk. i can only hope that this becomes a new habit for her!
i settled on ground beef and fingerling potatoes at the market. i have serrano ham left over from the birthday party that i’m going to wrap beef patties in and i’ll sprinkle the potatoes with pecorino before roasting them.