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Eyes and ears and mouth and nose…

Grace is smart, and Grace is an early riser. This is a bad combination, especially when the family co-sleeps, and I like to linger a while in Snooze mode.

Apparently, Grace woke up before me this morning, and she sat in the darkness examining my face.

“EYE, MOMMY!” She said, half a second before she stabbed me in the eye with her toddler-sized fingernail.

“Yes, Grace, that's Momma's eye. You're so smart!” I gurgled in my sleep.

“EYE, MOMMY!” She stabbed the other one. I wasn't sure whether my husband had turned the light on or if it was the toddler-sized stars I was now seeing.

“Yes, Gracie. Momma has two eyes.” I considered rolling over, but I knew she'd just pull my hair, so I stayed.

“NOH, MOMMY!” She smooshed my nose down onto my face. For the first time this morning, I was thankful: at least her finger was not inside my nostril, on its way to my brain.

Don't laugh. I know what her fingernails feel like when jammed up into the depths of my sinuses. It's painful.

“NOH!” She repeated.

“Yes, Grace. Momma's nose.”

“MOMMY! MOW!” She was getting more and more excited, and I knew my slumber was finished for this day. “MOW!” I was now happier than ever that her finger had been atop my nose, as it was now resting on my tongue.

“Yes, Momma's mouth, Gracie.”

This went on for a few minutes, until I got out of the bed.

I love that Grace's language is progressing from understanding to action, but I'd like my anatomy lesson better if it took place in the daylight.

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32 thoughts on “Eyes and ears and mouth and nose…”

  1. This is cute! 🙂
    We co-sleep too some nights and my wake up call is a slap in the head because the baby wants her bottle! LOL

  2. This is cute! :)We co-sleep too some nights and my wake up call is a slap in the head because the baby wants her bottle! LOL

  3. I can so relate to this!

    I swear that Evie tests out all of her new words each morning. I wake up (very slowly) to “Pillow! Turtle! Blanket! Out! Out! Out!”

    When are they old enough to pour themselves a bowl of cereal and turn on the cartoons?

  4. I can so relate to this!I swear that Evie tests out all of her new words each morning. I wake up (very slowly) to “Pillow! Turtle! Blanket! Out! Out! Out!”When are they old enough to pour themselves a bowl of cereal and turn on the cartoons?

  5. cute!!!! thanx for your comment the funeral was so sad.. it’s been a tough week. it’s nice to come home at the end of the day and read nice thoughts on my blog

  6. LMAO, Arthur does the same thing. Except now it’s even worse “Mommy you wake, you wake mommy” Then comes the poking until I am awake. Then he says “oh mommy I sorry I wake you”

  7. cute!!!! thanx for your comment the funeral was so sad.. it’s been a tough week. it’s nice to come home at the end of the day and read nice thoughts on my blog

  8. LMAO, Arthur does the same thing. Except now it’s even worse “Mommy you wake, you wake mommy” Then comes the poking until I am awake. Then he says “oh mommy I sorry I wake you”

  9. LOL!! believe it or not, now I miss those times when I was woken up by a belligerent toddler. Mine used to peel my eyelids back to make me open them. 😀

  10. LOL!! believe it or not, now I miss those times when I was woken up by a belligerent toddler. Mine used to peel my eyelids back to make me open them. 😀

  11. OK, I need to work but I can’t quit laughing. And it’s hard to concentrate with the tune to “Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes” running through my head!

    My youngest was an early riser until he was about two and a half. He’s three now and I have to pry him out of bed, just like I do his brother. Oh, except when he stalks into my room around 3 a.m. to proclaim “I’m hungy. Want bweckfas.”

  12. OK, I need to work but I can’t quit laughing. And it’s hard to concentrate with the tune to “Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes” running through my head!My youngest was an early riser until he was about two and a half. He’s three now and I have to pry him out of bed, just like I do his brother. Oh, except when he stalks into my room around 3 a.m. to proclaim “I’m hungy. Want bweckfas.”

  13. My sister had almost the exact same experience with her daughter, except it was poke after poke with “eye, eye, eye” that woke her up.

  14. My sister had almost the exact same experience with her daughter, except it was poke after poke with “eye, eye, eye” that woke her up.

  15. It’s so funny you posted this today. When I picked up Logan from daycare, the first thing he did was poke his little finger in my eye and say “eye-ce” (sounds like “ice” but you get the picture). It hurt, but it melted my heart a little more!

  16. It’s so funny you posted this today. When I picked up Logan from daycare, the first thing he did was poke his little finger in my eye and say “eye-ce” (sounds like “ice” but you get the picture). It hurt, but it melted my heart a little more!

  17. This is adorable. I love this stage. I love when they learn new things and are eager to share what they have learned.

  18. Oh my word!! I seriously LOL’d when I read this! Especially at the finger jamming into your eye.

    Sorry, I have a tendancy to laugh at other people’s pain. I crack up watching America’s Funniest Home Videos!

  19. Oh my word!! I seriously LOL’d when I read this! Especially at the finger jamming into your eye. Sorry, I have a tendancy to laugh at other people’s pain. I crack up watching America’s Funniest Home Videos!

  20. It’s great that Grace has a great teacher. It’s also good that you have an early alarm clock so you can have more of a day with your beautiful family 🙂

  21. It’s great that Grace has a great teacher. It’s also good that you have an early alarm clock so you can have more of a day with your beautiful family 🙂

  22. Oh, I know what you’re saying. My little man will often end up sitting on my bed staring at me until I get up and get his breakfast ready.

  23. Oh, I know what you’re saying. My little man will often end up sitting on my bed staring at me until I get up and get his breakfast ready.

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