Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Muffin Top

We have been teasing Violet by calling her Muffin lately. It's pretty funny because most of the time she hates it, scowling and crossing her little arms over her chest, saying, "My not Muffin! My Wiolet! No fair!" Of course, this assertion really just brings on the giggles, at least for me.

I sing her a silly song: My Muffin, my Muffin! How I love my little girl, my Muffin! My Muffin, my girl!

She detests this. And, like most parents, I sing it anyway.

Last night I was playing with her, rolling around on my bed and pretending to eat her. I started "munching" on her shoulder and said, "MMMM! Tastes like green beans!"

Through peals of laughter, she said, "My not green beans! My Muffin!"

So I started singing the Muffin song. She growled at me -- which is pretty funny because her growl is actually pretty deep for such a little girl. Her growling was accompanied by little clawing hands reaching out for me, ala cat claws.

So I did what any self-respecting mother would do -- I pretended to run away, screaming, "Oh, no! The Man-Eating Muffin is going to get me!"

So, future daters-of-my-daughter, that's the reason she's been nicknamed the "Man-Eating Muffin." No other reason, got it?


Swati said...

Ok, well that is the sweetest thing I've read in a long time! I love these tiny, silly moments that will get you through the big stuff to come - like when they wave good bye to go to college (or forget to wave).
Absolutely precious - thanks for posting this! (And thanks for your kind words on my last post).

Rhonda (a.k.a. The Restless Squaw) said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. Your Valentine's Day list is hilarious!

1. UP! - check
2. Mountains of laundry the size of the Appalachian foothills - check
3. Kids to bed - half check
4. Celebrating, umm - check
5. Check into villas in the south of France - oh, wait; that's not on your list

AverageJosey said...

Hi there! Welcome to the Aspiring Writer's Club - following you from MBC. Gotta love those little girls... I have 2 myself, there's always something brewing :) Looking forward to reading, sharing, & chatting!

Simoney said...

Very funny :)

Organic Motherhood with Cool Whip said...

Too cute!! You sound like such a fun mom. Your kids are very lucky to have a mom like you.

IASoupMama said...

Thank you all! I am very excited to get your feedback -- I am enjoying forging new friendships through blogging.

Rhonda -- believe it or not, the list I left on your blog is pretty much the only posting I did about Valentine's Day. And I would so totally check out villas in the south of France, given the opportunity and funding :)

Hi, Josey, nice to meet you! I'll take any mama advice from a mom of girls.

Simoney, thanks -- I'm glad my humor is going over.

OMCW (hope you don't mind if I abbreviate) I hope that my kids have fun with me, because I sure have fun with them!