May 23rd, 2011

planet

baby conversations

Josephine has said no words yet, but babbles constantly in ways that could lead to lots of interpretations. Which leads us to conversations like this:

Marc: Today I was cutting up her banana, and she said "nanna"!

Me: Really?

Marc: Yes! And she did the sign for "milk" when I handed her a sippy cup! See watch... (does the sign for milk)

Josie: Mama!

Marc: She said mama, see?! Milk, mama! Milk, mama!

Me: Uh, I don't know babe...

Marc: Okay watch this... (comes out of the kitchen with a banana) Josie look... banana! nanna!

Josie: Mama!

In other news, the neighbor's cat has grown a bit colder towards our little family. This is the cat I wrote about last year, the one that "came with the house", and likes to hang out on our front porch. I was always fine with it, it doesn't hurt to have a cat around. I mostly just felt bad when he'd come up to me and rub on my leg, because I'm so allergic to cats I can't pet him unless I know I have time to run in and wash my hands.

Anyway, I was outside with Josie and he came up to her, and he's always been so friendly I wasn't worried. He meowed at her. She tried to grab his nose and poke his eye. He looked at me and I swear, if cats could sigh that's what he'd have done. He turned around and slowly walked away, with Josephine following closely behind, shrieking and laughing and certain that she'd made a new friend.

I don't see the cat around as much now. Last year I remember feeling bad that I couldn't pet him, I was always just walking away figuring that if I ignored him enough he'd leave me alone. Well, it turns out ignoring a cat is nowhere near as effective as having a toddler.