Color a lot. Almost obsessively, and preferably on the floor. And of course play with spidey. Hope Mom or Dad sings the special itsy bitsy spider song. Say "color!" and carry crayons everywhere we go. Mark on the walls when parents aren't looking. Give a tongue-test to the crayon too, make sure it still seems awfully tasty.
Try on hats. But take them off quickly.
Learn to use forks and spoons. The messy way. Let the dog take the spoils.
Ride proudly on Daddy's shoulders.
Play with a cell phone. Cry if taken away.
Revisit the dangerous blue arcs.
Get out the tupperware.
Play with it.
Inspect brown bananas. Have some toddler ESP about Andy Warhol and the Velvet Underground.
Pretend to drink out of green tupperware. While wearing favorite pants (Thanks Grandpa Tom). And even say that word "pants," as of today. And get them out of the drawer by yourself.
Look cute enough to eat. Except don't eat things off of the floor. Except sometimes.
Make sure all the tea is on the floor.
Wear new pink shoes (Thanks Nana Liz & Pops). While pushing pink stroller that you can't really fit in or get in and out of, but yet want to anyway. And, if you're asking, "No. Don't put any stuffed animals or dolls in this stroller." But maybe you can put some shoes in there.
And in other news, sleep from 8 pm to 4:30 am without waking up once! For the first. time. ever. But then decide 5:30 am is your new wake-up time. Your parents are reluctantly on board with this plan. Because they have no choice.
Take too many, often blurry, photos.
PS Thanks everyone for the well wishes about my sickness. I have a combo sinus and throat infection. Antibiotics are helping nicely. And actually I don't have allergies come to find out. Since the allergy meds never work I asked the NP about it (she was fabulous) and she said my sinuses probably just get irritated (like spending too much time in a smoky bar) by the dust and pollen. But I don't have allergies if the antihistamines don't work. Go figure! I never could explain why I rarely get the watery or itchy eyes.