Day 129: 7.17.12
Besides some Target shopping this afternoon, it was a pretty average day in the household.
I had a few groceries as well as some items I wanted to pick up for the studio so after Sofie’s afternoon nap we headed over to Target to do a little shopping… Sofie is probably the friendliest, most talkative little baby I’ve ever met. Even before we got into the store she was yelling “bah, bah!”, and pointing at the big red Target “balls” sitting outside of the store. She tried climbing on one, “No, Sofie, we have to go into the store”.
She never sits still in the cart, she likes to stand up and wave at people, she yells “Hi! Hi! Hi!” as they walk by. Young, old, man, woman, black, brown, white, dog, if you have a pulse, it’s most likely she’ll tell you “Hi!”.
Every time we push the cart by the music section she starts “singing” loudly and dancing on the cart, at this point I’m not even embarrassed, I’m kind of impressed and awed by the fact that she is completely oblivious to everybody watching her. She doesn’t care that she’s drawing attention, she doesn’t even notice, she’s just a baby, after all.
We go into the grocery section and she starts yelling out names of fruits and vegetables she knows, “Nana!” at the bananas, “Booberry” for the blueberries. She wants those blue berries, she wants them bad. And heck, she’s a smart kid, if she wants to name fruits and veggies, she can go right on ahead.
It’s incredible how distracting she can be, I wasn’t even tired or feeling spacey, but the minute she starts talking at me she doesn’t stop, I probably spent a half hour longer in that store than I needed to… going back and forth through the store, trying to remember what I came in to buy… and she talked the whole way through, even at the check out counter she was talking up the teller. “Booberry” this, “Mama!” that… I think Sofie is certainly deserving of the “Friendliest Baby” award, she’s so outgoing, I wonder if it’s something she’ll outgrow?
I sort of hope not, but I guess we’ll see…