The Many Adventures of Keira!

This is our page to document our family's adoption journey- starting from when we first started planning for our little one, to when we brought her home. We're also going to keep this updated with all of the things that Keira has been up to since she's been home with us here in the U.S!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

The Little Princess



In daycare, Keira is currently the only girl. She holds her own playing with the boys, but one of the things that I started to notice was that whenever she was in a play situation with boys and girls, she would always go to play with the boys Whenever a little girl would approach her to play, it was almost as if she didn't know what to make of it and would run off to play with the boys.

A funny thing that she would do is whenever you would ask if she was a big girl, she would stand up, put her hands on her hips and defiantly say "I not a big girl....I a BIG BOY!" It would make me laugh, but I promised Dan (who still wanted his little princess) that I wouldn't encourage it. I just figured that we had a little Tom-Boy on our hands...wanting to wear jeans, play with boys, watch Thomas the Tank Engine...you get the picture.

Last year, Gigi bought Keira a Disney Princesses towel when we were at Disneyland, but Keira didn't really think anything of the picture on the towel. When I first started trying to potty train Keira, I bought her pull ups that had the Disney Princesses on the front (I've since been buying other brands since they get so expensive!). While sitting on the potty, she asked me, "Mommy...what DAT?" I told her "Princesses!" She said princesses over and over again. That was a couple of months ago and she never really mentioned it until one day a couple of weeks ago when we were going to the beach, I pulled out her Disney towel. "MOMMY! PRINCESSES!!!!!" She's been obsessed ever since. She wants to bring her Princesses towel everywhere with her, she doesn't want to wear anything that snaps over her pull ups or underwear so that she can see the Princesses at all times. Yesterday when I told her not to pee on the Princesses, I think it worked! LOL She's been back to telling me whenever she has to pee and I've had her wearing Princess underwear (not training pants) some of yesterday and this morning and so far she has been back to telling me when she has to pee consistently.

She has a Disney Princesses DVD that she could have cared less about before that she loves to watch now. In the bath, she was singing one of the songs that Ariel sings on the DVD at the top of her lungs with her arms waving in the air (one of the characters is doing sign language during the song). At the beach yesterday, there were lots of little ones playing and she played with a little girl even though there were little boys running around throwing sand at each other. Last night because she was doing better with her potty training again, Dan brought her to Coldstone and let her pick her ice cream out. What did she pick? Pink ice cream with gummy bears...all of which is making Daddy very happy that he has his princess back...for now anyway LOL.

1 comment:

thegofamily said...

OMG that is a good idea!
Don't pee on the Princesses
I'm training baby Mari too. It's hard
But I will def use that tip!!!