Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Of Poodle Ears and Silliness

Caught this look one recent morning at the breakfast table. Cuppa has just done her hair in poodle ears. One must snap such a photo quickly because Nikki Dee pulls them out pretty doggone promptly.

Poodle Ears for Breakfast

I love this kid like crazy, but I have to tell you that Grampa became very exasperated with her today.

It was so blinkin hot that I put some water in the kids' little wading pool. I was really thinking ahead, so I left the pool in the sun because the tap water would be cold for the tykes.. However, I left the pool close enough to the shade that I was able to pull it over when we finally got the kids out there.

So what did Nikki Dee do? She stood in the pool not wanting to get wet. Couldn't convince her that it was fine to sit, splash and get soaked if one was wearing a bathing suit. This disappointed and exasperated me greatly, for this is the same girl who loved to get wet in summers past. Grrr.

If you don't believe me, check out this video from two summers past.

Or these photos from last summer.

What happened over the winter sure beats the heck out of me.

Grrr. Say I. But at least Zach was happy to sit in the pool and play. But I wasn't exactly in a picture taking mood by then, so you'll have to trust me on that score.


Judy said...

We are noticing the same thing over here.

I just think I have it figured out, and they switch fears on me.

Oh, and that girl is just TOO DARN CUTE! I love the poodle ears.

Bernie said...

This is a sweet post....just having a change of mind Grandpa, once she see's everyone else having fun in the water she will soon follow. Little Miss Nikki Dee marches to her own drum and I think that is a good thing....Hugs

Holly, the Old Western Gal said...

Kids can be very exasperating. Try having one with autism. Grrrrrrrrr....

Diana said...

As I have always said, Just as soon as you think the little ones are in a pattern or schedule, that's when they will change!
So glad that you're getting to enjoy a bit of Southern Illinois weather AC!
Love Di ♥

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Just goes to show once again that kids (and grandkids too) have minds of their own no matter how great your intentions are.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Just goes to show once again that kids (and grandkids too) have minds of their own no matter how great your intentions are.

Donna said...

Hahaa...Next time try this:
Put Zach in the pool First...praise him, admire him "out loud" where Nikki can hear you...just make a big deal over him...I think it's sort of like "cats at the food bowl"...If she sees Zach getting all the attention, she Should want to get in on the act!
Maybe...Always worked for us...

Kila said...

Last summer was a long time ago! Once she plays in the water a few times, I'm sure she'll really enjoy it again!

Anvilcloud said...

You know folk, it's not even water phobia as g=far as I can tell. She's just turning into a prissy little thing. She wipes her hands frequently whilst eating and despairs when she gets a stain on her clothes. Talk about fastidious! Sheesh!

JunieRose2005 said...


Don't you know there's no way to figure girls out? (the little girls or the big girls??) :)

Maybe she was concerned with messing up her hair-do!


Stickhorsecowgirls said...

I love the way she had your undivided attention! What a cute kid! How blessed you are! How blessed she is! (she'll warm back up to the pool idea!). C

Poetikat said...


I came over from Barry's blog. I just had to say that I thought what you did for him was the kindest most generous act and I, and I'm sure, many others are delighted to be able to hear the music that you resurrected from days of old.

I notice from your profile that you are a "Chariots of Fire" fan. That's perhaps one of my all-time favourite films.

I too, am a big British mystery fan.

I'd be delighted if you'd check me out here:

I shall be back!


willow said...

So incredibly nice of you to play Barry's Wedding Song! We were all wondering about the tune, and as it turns out, is very charming, indeed. Thanks so much. Barry was delighted, as were all of us. xx

Ginnie said... post of Zach! Nikki Dee is showing her independence...a sure sign that she's growing up and the "old folks" are losing control. I used to hate that when it happened with my kids.

Shammickite said...

Ladies are entitled to change their minds once they get to a certain age. You didn't know that, Grandpa?

Anonymous said...

That expression on her cute little face says it all...
You have many years of her changing her mind ahead of you.