Wednesday, August 18, 2010

That's My Ummmm Girl?

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Little Miss had her five year checkup today at the doctor. Everything went relatively well. She's still in the 75th percentile in height (43 1/2 inches - whoo) and 10th percentile in weight (yay to adjustible waistband clothing). We were both thrilled that she had no shots, and the doctor found that she was developing completely normally.

As many pediatricians do, she has a great way with kids. She talks to them about things that they (should) find interesting and compliments them when they do things well. And yes, we're still working on her learning her address, but hey - at least the phone number part is done.

Halfway through the appointment, the doctor gave Little Miss a huge smile.

So who's your favorite princess? she asked, innocently.

Princess Leia! Little Miss somewhat lisped.

Oh, I mean who is your favorite Disney princess? she clarified kindly.

Little Miss fixed her with a gimlet stare. I don't like Disney princesses. At that point she tossed her head and sniffed haughtily. My older brother's favorite guy from Star Wars is Princess Leia, too.

The poor pediatrician took the hint, and the Star Wars conversation was off. But those poor Disney princesses. I suppose this is also why Little Miss now has an alien lunchbox instead of the pretty pink one or the lovely flowered one my mom was trying to talk her into.

I have to admit, I admire her for knowing - and stating - her mind so clearly. Even though it makes me giggle sometimes.

15 comments:

Karen August 18, 2010 at 9:51 PM  

There's nothing wrong with her self-esteem! I like a girl who knows what she likes.

CurlyJ August 18, 2010 at 10:45 PM  

Awww that's cute!

Sherry @ Lamp Unto My Feet August 19, 2010 at 5:13 AM  

LOL! I bet he was shocked. :D

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WeaselMomma August 19, 2010 at 7:13 AM  

She sure isn't a girly girl!

Pat August 19, 2010 at 10:09 AM  

And I bet she doesn't play with Barbies, either. She is adorable! I love the total honesty of kids.

Tracey - Just Another Mommy Blog August 19, 2010 at 12:54 PM  

Love a girl who knows what she likes!

Unknown Mami August 19, 2010 at 9:22 PM  

Good for her! May she always state her likes with confidence.

Hyacynth August 19, 2010 at 10:29 PM  

It's looking like she's never going to get pushed around! A strong woman in the making. :)

Megryansmom August 20, 2010 at 8:56 AM  

Such confidence! The girl knows what she wants.

Joanna Jenkins August 20, 2010 at 6:04 PM  
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Joanna Jenkins August 20, 2010 at 6:05 PM  

Sorry, that was my deleted comment.

Good for your daughter for speaking up and daring not to worship "Disney". I like that!

Cheers, jj

septembermom August 20, 2010 at 8:33 PM  

The force is with her!! She's great.

Patty@NYC Girl at Heart August 20, 2010 at 10:01 PM  

Love it! :) Great choice!

Michelle August 21, 2010 at 11:18 PM  

Karen - Ohhhhh she definitely knows what she wants. That's never been in question :)

CurlyJ - I thought so. If only I could have captured it via video.

Sherry - Ohhhh, she was definitely shocked, but she played it off well once she recovered. I'm guessing there aren't too many girls who don't like Disney princesses.

WeaselMomma - Ummmm no. No, girly girl is not how I would describe her.

Pat - Barbies? HA! I don't think she even knows what a Barbie is. But no, she doesn't play with dolls, etc.

Tracey - You would so love her then. Why do I see you getting along well with her?

Unknown Mami - Absolutely. So long as her likes are things I agree with and approve of, right? ;)

Hyacynth - Definitely a strong woman in the making. And I love that part of it!

Megryansmom - Yep, she knows what she wants and makes sure everyone around her knows it, too ;)

Joanna Jenkins - She doesn't not worship Disney princesses for the reasons you think. She just isn't into it. Yet.

Kelly - Ohhh the force is great within her. It cracks me up when she tells me that she accidentally used the force to make something happen.

Patty - I knew you'd be all over it :)

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