Friday, November 9, 2007

Copy-Cats

Today we went to the zoo with Bedelia's favorite friend, Max. They are the perfect little duo, because Bedelia loves to be good and Max likes to, well, he likes to be in his own world and Bedelia likes to remind him to be good while in his own world. This gives Bedelia someone to "mimic-mother" at. For example, Max's mom yells at Max to come back as he runs away, and not a second later Bedelia is yelling after Max. So, Max likes to misbehave, Bedelia likes to keep in him line, often giving great looks of confusion at her friend as if she's saying "I can't believe he's not going to do what his mom told him to!" (I love my daughter and her diligent attempt to be good!) Well, today, neither child wanted to ride in their strollers at the zoo, so the solution us mother's came up with was to sick Bedelia on Max and make them hold hands. They did (Thanks to Bedelia's constant reinforcements. Max eventually was also grabbing her hand when she'd let go.) and they became a great zoo buddy team. It was so cute! Here are some photos from our outing today.
I can't leave my Lulu out. She too was caught in a true copy-"cat" moment today. The picture speaks for itself.

5 comments:

John & Laura said...

I just can't believe she's wearing SHORTS!! Guess that's why people live down there, huh??

Laura

Ellen said...

Love the zoo pictures. Lulu went along for the ride and isn't aware of the animals yet? What an obedient Bedelia. Hope that lasts a long, long time.

Kerri said...

Cute kids, Steph! I love the zoo, but I don't usually love the zoo in November.

his mama said...

What a cute little boy that Bedelia has beside her :)

Zimri said...

Thanks for writing this.