Wednesday, May 15, 2013

What Are We Doing Today?

Every morning Baby will come in to see me right after she wakes up.  The first words out of her mouth are, "What are we doing today?"  She needs to know the exact itinerary of our day, the order in which we will do things.  She doesn't like surprises and gets very upset if we don't end up doing what we had initially planned. 

A typical morning conversation might go something like this:

Baby (groggily coming in and climbing on the bed):  What are we doing today?

Me (rolling over to check my clock):  It's three o'clock in the morning.  Go back to bed.

Baby:  But what are we doing today??!!!

Me:  Sleeping.  Go back to bed! 

(Walks Baby back to bed). 

Baby (groggily coming in and climbing on the bed):  What are we doing today?

Me (rolling over to check my clock):  It's six o'clock.  Why are you awake?

Baby:  It's morning time.  We need to wake up!  What are we doing today?

Me (cracking open an eye):  Eating breakfast. 

Baby:  What are we doing after breakfast?

Me:  Exercising.

Baby:  What are we doing after exercise?

Me:  Going to get groceries.

Baby:  We need milk and apple juice!  We need milk and apple juice! 

Pause

What are we doing after shopping?

Me:  Coming home.

Baby:  Then what we doing? 

Me:  Eating lunch.

Baby:  What we doing after lunch?

Me:  Playing at home. 

Baby:  What are we doing after we play?

Me:  Waiting for Daddy to get home.

Baby:  Then we go for a walk?

Me:  Maybe.  Then we will eat dinner and take a bath and go to bed.

Baby:  Wait, what are we doing after we wake up? 

Repeat conversation until Baby has it memorized.  Then proceed to follow plan. 

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