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She's very playful, both with us and on her own. I can actually leave her on the floor and clean the kitchen while she entertains herself for 10 or 15 minutes. She plays games with us like hide-and-seek. Usually she will just hide behind a curtain, or put a bowl on her head, while we look around and wonder "Where's Evelyn? Have you seen her? Where did she go?" She then whips her face out with a huge grin as we exclaim "There she is!" Evelyn says it to, or at least mimics our tones. She also like to play with her toys, cooking utensils, books, and the dog.
In case you're wondering, yes, her hair does always look like that. Girl is shaggy. She's got a 70s feathered thing going on. She looks to be in desperate need of a haircut at all times. I've trimmed the back, but we're waiting for the sides and front to catch up. And I don't want to trim her bangs because her hair is still coming in over her forehead. And if I cut things now, then she'll just be back at the same place when she's 18 months or two years, so we're just getting it over with. She has a ton of fantastic hair though, with the exception of the cowlick she inherited from me. You're welcome, daughter.
Evelyn dances all the time. ALL THE TIME. And the girl has moves. We have multiple dance parties each day at our house. Standing, sitting, being held; doesn't matter, she's moving. One arm in the air while the other keeps rhythm is pretty standard. So is the butt wiggle. And shimmying back and forth, shaking her shoulders. We had friends over last week and they thought she was hilarious. Watching Evelyn dance is better entertainment than tv.
She's very organized. She likes to put things away after she takes them out. She just discovered her shoe drawer, so that's a regular source of entertainment. As is reorganizing her diaper bag. And helping me sort the laundry.
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Evelyn loves to accessorize. She loves her shoes, and loves to put on my necklaces and bracelets. Sunglasses are a hit too. The child did not get this from me. She will be her Aunt Beckie's best friend and shopping companion though.
But just in case you're thinking that my daughter is perfect, she is strong-willed and has a temper. TEMPER. That deserves all caps. Screaming and hitting and throwing her little body around. I've learned to just tell her "No" sternly when she's leading into one, and then ignore it for a couple minutes before we move on with a distraction. I also didn't think that I would have to discipline my daughter at this young of an age, but I have. Evelyn gets little swats on her behind or her hand when she's naughty, and then I ignore her for a couple minutes. The swats don't hurt, but the ignoring kills her. Then I hold her face in my hands and tell her I love her.