Aside from her cameo last November, this is Mary Virginia’s first Semantics post. It surprised me because she makes us laugh all day, every day. There’s something about her tone, her enunciation, her confidence with speech — she talks like an adult but sounds like a two-year old, and it’s all hilarious. This is her first post, but I could easily re-name this blog “Things Mary Virginia says that make us laugh so hard we spit out our coffee” and update it on the hour.
[Semantics is a series of posts designed to record the conversations, mispronunciations, and sweet misunderstandings I’d probably forget otherwise.]
For a few months Mary Virginia has been showing strong signs of readiness for potty training; she even successfully uses the potty a few times a day. I’m delaying it as much as possible, though, because whenever I consider potty training a toddler while also taking care of a newborn all I can think about is how uninterested I am in rushing a toddler to the potty while also breastfeeding. Or lifting a toddler onto the potty while also breastfeeding. Or cleaning up accidents while also breastfeeding. Or…do I need to go on? And by the way, she has the rest of her life to use a potty, let’s just enjoy the diaper phase for a little longer shall we, Mary Virginia?
We still spend a lot of time talking about the potty…
Me: Mary Virginia? What was that? Are you pooping? Is there poop in your diaper?
Mary Virginia: No, I not pooping. I just pass gas. Like Da-Da.