Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Creature of Habit

Hannah always gets into these routines, and once one starts it's almost impossible to stop. A few that I can remember in the past have been having to obsessively compulsively take every single toy in site to bed with her as she was leaving the room, going outside to play everyday when dad gets home from work (still happening,) after taking a bath you have to let her keep the towel and she walks around rapped up in it, also DAD has to carry her for a undertermined allotment of time as she is wrapped in the towel and has her head slung back looking at the world upside down as I spin her around in circles.

Well unfortunately I wasn't able to recall very many of her past "things" but onto what I really brought you here to read, so her two NEW routines are:

1.) She has to eat dinner sitting on my lap, which also in tells eating off my plate where she feeds me the first couple of bites, I suppose to test it out, because after that she takes all the bites herself. If she spills any food off the fork and onto her she freaks out until I get it off her as well.

2.) Every morning for some strange reason I have to pick her up and carry her everywhere I go throughout the house as I get ready until we get outside or to the car to take me to work. Also if she wakes up and I am not in the house she freaks out...

Even when we go outside to play the same exact thing happens, I even try to change things up a bit, but she WONT let me, she like freaks out, and stands there and looks at me and says, "Come on! Come on!"

What happens is when we go outside she has to have her toy Cadillac Escalade with a few toys that she will either hold in her hand or tell me to, "Take this!" When she forgets her truck, she quickly remembers soon after she leaves the door, and has to turn around and run back inside and get it. Then she rolls herself down the walkway to the play ground where there are three steps to get down, so she gets off the truck, I grab it and carry it down the stairs as she walks down the steps. Then I have to carry the truck across the play area to the other side where their is a sidewalk. I set the truck down and she gets on, and then I have to follow her as she strolls her way all the way down to the end of the sidewalk, across this small metal gutter cover thingy, that makes an interesting noise as she rolls over it, which she enjoys so she rolls over it a few times gets off the truck and then begins to jump on this metal cover thingy so she can hear the thump, and if the noise itself wasn't enough she makes her own mocking noise as she jumps, and I also have to do it with her. When I don't she runs over grabs my hand and pulls me over there almost forcing me to accompany her. After that I have to carry her truck up this sidewalk to the front of the pool, and the back entrance to the front office. There she enjoys picking flowers and running around in the patio area, getting up on the benches and trying to hide from me in the bushes. Then she returns to her truck and we roll down this sidewalk where she always gets off at the exact same spot, tells me to, "Take this!" meaning her truck and I carry it following her as she walks around the basketball court, and around the complex until I can finally convince her it is time to go back inside.

The other day Heather decided to follow us outside, and Hannah began to do this "routine" of hers, and Heather wasn't wanting to follow her, and Hannah snapped, went coo-coo for coa-coa puffs frustrated Heather to the point that she decided to go inside, and then me and Hannah did our Thang! and everything was as the cool kids would say, Cooler than a polar bears toe nails! (or maybe thats just what I say?)

Other than that, Heather and I both have been doing a bit of cleaning up with our computers, which for Heather means she is having to back up two years worth of photos of Hannah and deleting them off of her 40 GB hard drive that is almost obsolete in the world of computers these days. Especially since she is using like 30 GB's of space as of right now with pictures and music...


  1. Thanks for commenting on my blog. It was so good to hear from you! I'm glad that you got the link to mine. I added you and your wife to my links if that's okay. I'll be suer to check back often. I totally love blogging! I think it's such a great way to stay in touch!

  2. Wow, I thought Josh was the only child with routines that he HAS to follow. It must run in the family then, because he does very similar things. I seriously think he is obsessive compulsive the way he lines up his toys and does things over and over again. The joy of children. But Hannah is SOOOO freaking cute it doesn’t matter! Oh and I love your sayings! (polar bears and cocoa puffs) You're one funny guy!

  3. We have a weirdo. Yup yup. A cute weirdo though!

  4. Hey Shane,
    I have a weird question for you. I'm not sure about your e-mail address, so I'm sending it here. Do you know who Mana is? I know you didn't go Spanish speaking, but I was wondering if you've heard of them anyway. Does Mark know who they are? They are a band from Mexico that Brandon LOVES. They are playing a concert in Dallas in the fall and he wants to go, but he doesn't have anyone to go with. I thought Maybe you or Mark would be into it. Anyway- just a thought...


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