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52/52 – White Out

December 30, 2012

52/52 - White Out

Despite the flumageddon that’s hit our house (for the second time in the less than three weeks), the toddler is blissfully unaware.  Who cares if you have a fever?  There’s snow!  Who cares if you can’t get off of the couch?  There’s snow!  Who cares if you think you’re about to die?  There’s snow!

She makes her wishes pretty well known as she pulls on her boots, dons her hat, and puts on her jacket.  It takes her about 10 minutes to complete these three tasks.  The boots are kind of hilarious as she often puts them on the wrong foot first, walks around for a bit, and then takes them off to correct her mistake.

She loves her chapeau.  It’s the first bilingual concept she mastered. Hat/chapeau. She can easily put her hat on and take it off.

Even the jacket is a little bit comedic.  She doesn’t get it right on the first go, but she’ll keep on trying in various arrangements, until the zipper lines up in the front.  While she can zip zippers up and down now, she’s still working on the skill of getting it started.  She knows what she’s supposed to do, but she doesn’t quite have the fine motor skills to put the two pieces together.  Finally she’ll ask for help.

After taking about 20 minutes to get ready, we’re finally on our way outside. To spend a few moments in the glorious Canadian winter. Because within a minute we’ve pulled our mitts off, and in another minute our hands get cold because we hate to wear our mitts.



2 Comments leave one →
  1. January 12, 2013 11:50 pm

    I LOVE this photo! It’s completely amazing. I love the description of Doodle getting dressed too. It’s hard to believe that in 6 months or so Goldie could do all that (it’s her main life goal to be able to put shoes on – she tries with amazing concentration every day but has yet to crack the puzzle).

    • January 13, 2013 12:04 pm

      You know, I don’t think the Doodle can put her own shoes on. She’s really good at taking them off 🙂

      Wait…she can put her own shoes on. Just in the last few weeks. The boots were the catalyst to that skill. She loves to put her boots on and stomp about the house.

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