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confirmed: i need therapy.

August 22, 2009

so remember when Harper grabbed a leaf, stuffed it in her mouth, and promply choked on it? apparently, it really caused me some trauma (i should have known when that same night, i had a horrible nightmare about it, woke up in tears and was inconsolable by my poor, exhausted, confused husband). it really sucks that that happened right as H was starting to self feed herself puffs and mum-mums, because everytime she is eating said snacks, i sit *this close* to her face, watching her every bite, convinced she is again choking. yeah, you’re reading the blog of a crazy lady.

today we took a trip to the mall, and i swung by the baby section of Nordstrom and picked up Harper Sophie la Girafe. i let her hold the box with Sophie in it and when i gave it to the sales lady to ring up – total and complete loss of composure on my kid’s part. holy melt down. big aligator tears, quivering lip, silent cry – until the breath comes and then very un-silent…the works. the lady quickly handed the box back to Harper and she calmed down. phew. i let her hold it as i finished up, headed to the elevator and ordered at the bistro. i go to sit down at a table, pull the stroller up next to me and glance down at Harper. she has nommed a corner of the box off. in my blind panic, i don’t even look to see if she’s in trouble, i just instinctively stick my finger in her mouth and violently sweep the back of her throat. she screams. bloody. murder. i swoop her up and cuddle her. the piece of the cardboard falls off her shirt as i pick her up. i am insane. certifiable. get my room next to Busey lined up for me. good lord.

luckily she calmed down quickly, but i spent the rest of lunch contemplating my state of paranoia. had the whole leaf thing never happened, i don’t think i’d be half this crazy. and poor nugget has to pay the price – a mother toddling on the edge of insanity. fantastic. on a happier note, she lurves Sophie. and she had better, she’s one of the most overpriced toys she owns.  but i’d let her snuggle a stack of 100 dollar bills if it made her happy (oh yeah, and if i had one to give her…).sophie love

she is also fully rejecting sippy cups. i’m not using the word rejecting lightly – like push it out of her mouth, throw it on the floor and look at me like i’m trying to kill her with a plastic drinking apparatus. this chick is addicted to her bottle. so when Harper is 32, drinking from a dr. browns bottle (her doing) and not eating anything but mashed bananas and sweet potatoes (my doing), you’d have heard it here first as to why.

10 Comments leave one →
  1. emily bilbrey permalink
    August 22, 2009 5:50 am

    aww, lady! funny, funny post! although worrying so much about harper isn’t so funny. poor dear(s)!

    that is a darling toy, too. i’ve never seen one before, but i’m pretty sure that poppy needs one… ;-D

    hang in there, crazy lady!!

  2. Jenn permalink
    August 22, 2009 9:59 am

    Do you know what other stores carry this toy? I have been wanting to get one for Emma Kate, but cant seem to find them. Thanks!

    • Mandy permalink*
      August 22, 2009 11:23 am

      i’ve only seen them in nordstrom and online.

  3. August 22, 2009 3:29 pm

    Harper prefers Sonic straws to sippy cups. :)

  4. rachel permalink
    August 22, 2009 5:18 pm

    aw! she looks so cute holding her Sophie!

  5. August 23, 2009 6:59 pm

    Don’t feel bad. I panic feeding purees to my kid. (Is that too big a bite?!) It’s natural to be a total nutcase when it comes to your kids, right!?
    They have Sophie @ Giggle and at a place called lullaby lane (but that’s local to me) Giggle is a chain. But, I doubt they’d be less expensive then Nordies, unfortunately.

    PEEE ESSSS: That picture is gorgeous!!

  6. kirstenmcc permalink
    August 24, 2009 8:45 am

    The leaf incident was scary! :(

  7. t.bird permalink
    August 25, 2009 5:57 am

    ahhh, the infamous overpriced sophia la girafe…you know, i’ve never actually seen a child with one??? nuts.

  8. jess permalink
    August 25, 2009 3:01 pm

    oh my lady, it’s going to be okay. you’re doing a great job with harper.

    like i said before, i am sure this is just a temporary phase.

  9. August 25, 2009 5:19 pm

    I got Hudson the Vulli mushroom guy today with a gift card I got! He was super into it!!! He ALSO chewed the box corner before I could pay! Luckily, the mushroom was a lot less- and my husband was also totally shocked at the price!!

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