Random things Lily learned today

*Cookies should be sampled at every stage of making, despite Mama’s cries of, “NO, ick, Salmonella! GAH!”

*Mama is insanely proud of her tiny container garden that has managed to live almost one whole week.

*It’s OK to sniff Mama’s rosemary but if you rip the basil apart, Mama is scary.

*Mama may just have a clue what she's talking about when she says, "I wouldn't eat that, jalapenos are spicy hot."

*Mama doesn’t like big hairy spiders. Especially when she discovers she has laid the baby down on a blanket next to a really freaky one… ½ an hour ago.

*Stomp is simultaneously scary and exhilarating. You cannot help but dance around like a freak when they get going.

*Butternut squash is dinner yet dessert! YAY!

*Tying your own shoes is damn near impossible.

*There is nothing you can do when you start peeing unexpectedly. Even if you’re standing on Daddy’s favorite chair, ready to jump off of it at him.

*Daddy is much nicer than Mama about peeing on favorite chairs.

*Roaring at the cat won’t make her run away.

*Unless you also flail your arms and scream, “Go ‘way, GO ‘WAY!”

*Jerking your hand around just as Mama goes to trim a fingernail is unadvisable. Everybody cries.

*Anya enjoys getting hugs, as long as she can still breathe.

*When Mama allows you to take a picture, get as close as possible.

*Mama is just slightly insane.

*And finally, Mama will get really annoyed if you don’t click over and look at her pictures of the tiny container garden. Say nice things and complement her prowess as a gardener. If you don’t, she’ll cry and throw dirt… totally acceptable if you’re a two-year-old. Not so pretty at 30.

My container garden