You would think I’d be used to it by now since Ali’s entire life so far has mostly been one continuous growth spurt, but for some reason this one took (is taking?) me by surprise. I should have immediately started watching the online sales at The Children’s Place as soon as her naps started creeping back in the 2.5-3 hour range a week or so ago. And I really should have buckled down and started shopping the sales when she started eating pretty much constantly several days back! Just to give you an idea, we woke her up from nap at 4:30, and she immediately croaked, “crosted slakes”, and started in on a bowl of cereal. Frosted Flakes, in case you couldn’t decipher the Ali speak.
Sometimes she likes to eat her cereal on the floor like a dog, it happens. And no, that’s not a dead hooker on my kitchen floor, it’s a horrible, horrible life sized Barbie Jen’s conworker gave her that hasn’t mysteriously disappeared yet.
Anyway, she had a bowl of cereal, piece of cheese, about 1/2 can of pineapple, took a short bathroom break and dance party break:
Then on to early dinner at 5:30 where she had pork chops, 3 servings of corn, mashed potatoes, then the other 1/2 can of pineapple. Then 20 minutes later she ate bowl after bowl of cereal until bedtime at 8:30.
As you can see, her shirts barely come down to her waist and her wrists are totally sticking out, so I bit the bullet and (gasp!) paid full price for some 4t outfits that will hopefully get us through the rest of winter.
This kid! What am I going to do with her?