Just Like Mommy

Monday, March 21, 2011
There is no denying that Makiah wants to be just like her mom.

Whatever Sheena is doing Makiah wants to be in on.

But now there's something new, and we're not sure if this is imitation, participation, or mockery. Because the list of things that Makiah wants to do just like mommy now includes vomiting.

Sheena's body does not like being pregnant. For Sheena pregnancy is nine months of nausea with a 90% chance of chunks. It's the only time in our marriage when she spends more time in the bathroom than I do.

A few weeks ago Makiah began walking around the house making retching sounds. She would then run to the toilet, shover her face in the bowl, and begin fake hurling. Then she lifts her head and exclaims: "me sick." And retches some more.

It's adorable.

They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but I'm not so sure Sheena is all that flattered.