I meant to write about Clarissa’s favorite things at two and a half but never got around to it. She has changed so much since February that I didn’t want to wait until she turns three in August to write about her favorite things.
This week Clarissa turned two years and nine months old. She is still not potty trained. She loves her princess panties and can go an entire day (minus nap and bedtime) without an accident. But she will rarely stop what she is doing to go potty. She will often tell me, “I went yest day (yesterday).” The only time she tells me she needs to go is during naptime or bedtime. I know it is a stalling tactic, but she does generally pee during this time.
Clarissa has really become more girly since we returned from Japan at Christmas. Ponytails and hair clips are still rare. But she definitely requested that I buy her a new hair bow at the px on Friday.
Clarissa is not as interested in cars, busses, and trains anymore. The only time she plays with her cars and ramp is when little boys come over to play. Yet when we went to the folk village, the souvioneer she chose was a huge Lani bus.
Her favorite thing to do is play with Legos. We spend hours building things. She will come up to me and say, “Mommy build.” We mostly build animals from her favorite TV shows and movies.
We sometimes paint. She gets excited about painting her hands and feet to make crafts for the grandparents. She isn’t really interested in playing with play doh these days.
Clarissa still plays with Haven but has several other friends. She has library friends, neighbor friends, church friends, and park friends. Her favorite friend is probably Mittens, our kitten.
Clarissa still likes to read. Her favorite TV show right now is My Little Pony. Her favorite movie last week was Toy Story. But the week before was Frozen and the whole month before was Good Dinosaur.
We ordered a big girl bed for her this weekend at Osan so she should get to sleep on it in the next couple of weeks. Of course Clarissa picked out some My Little Pony bedding.
I have pretty much given up on naptime. Though I still think she would benefit from sleeping, she refuses and often says, “No thanks. Maybe morrow (tomorrow).” So we have transitioned to a rest time in the afternoon and an earlier bedtime.
Food is still complicated. She will eat most fruits and vegetables in a pouch but rarely in their raw form. She will eat pepperoni, peanuts, and string cheese for protein. Breakfast sausage, scrambled eggs, apples, and banana are hit or miss. She loves gluten-free pretzels, popcorn, pasta, and pizza. Clarissa also drinks soy milk everyday.