Instead of “Five little monkeys,” Maia has been chanting:
Five little mamas jumping on the bed
One fell off and bumped its head
Baby called the doctor said (sic)
No more mamas jumping on the bed!
Also, apparently the mamas on the bus go, “shh shh shh” (which I think is odd cuz I don’t shush much), and the dadas on the bus go, “tickle tickle tickle.”
I’ll sit here, mama
What about up here?
“Baby so top!”
Regarding the sleep — after one or two glorious weeks of 7am wakeups, we are back to 5:30am for the past week. /cry
We checked out the Oakland Museum of California yesterday, and it was pretty great!
Maia adored this special exhibition with giant inflatable sculptures that change color.
We had such a good time at the Peter Pumpkin Patch last year that we went again! This time we went the weekend they opened, so it wasn’t busy, which suited me just fine. More space in the corn kernel pit for us!
We were absolutely covered in corn dust, but it was worth it.
Maia made up a verse tonight:
The sleepies on the bus go 코코코, 코코코, 코코코
The sleepies on the bus go 코코코
All through the town!
Maia thinks anything shaped like an arc is a rainbow. She also thinks that each colored arc in a rainbow is a rainbow. So when she sees one, she points to each band and calls out, “Red rainbow, ori rainbow, ye-o rainbow, green rainbow, blue rainbow, purple rainbow!”
Beanie and I have been to the zoo the last three Fridays. It’s been nice and empty. I guess everyone is back in school and field trips haven’t started up yet. She does like the animals — currently the flamingos, giraffes, and baboons are all of interest. But she reeeally likes the rides and anything she can climb on.
Current sleep patterns are pretty good. We seem to be over that horrible month-long period where she would wake up screaming (nightmares?) and also be impossible for me to put to bed without patting her until she was out. She hasn’t been waking crazy early either. In fact, this morning I think she set a personal record by sleeping in until 7:40am. Now that I’ve written this, I’ve probably jinxed it.