My 2 year old A is developing a sense of humor. Recently she cracked me up with the joke she made up about her Mommy Mr. Potato Head and Mr. Potato Head. She rearranged their faces like so
and came to me and said “Something’s wrong!” I pretended like I didn’t notice anything wrong with Mommy and Mr. She cracked up and then acknowledged what she’d done and fixed them.
Later she brought them to me all messed up again and I said “Oh no! What’s wrong?” and she retorted “That’s perfect!” When I tried to “fix” the Potato Heads, she made me stop by insisting they belonged in this arrangement.
According to my two year old, I look so much like Mrs. Potato Head, aka “Mommy Mr. Potato Head”, that I actually AM her.
She became so obsessed with Mommy Mr. Potato Head after we saw the “Toy Story” movies that I had to buy her one. You may think the “Toy Story” movies are about Buzz and Woody, but you are mistaken. They are about Mr. Potato Head and Mommy Mr. Potato Head. Whenever she talks about Mommy Mr. Potato Head, she says “That’s you, Mommy. We went to Target and we bought you!” When she takes Mommy Mr. Potato Head apart she says “Mommy, you broken! We need to fix you!”
I’m trying to decide if I should be insulted that she thinks I look like a potato, but I suppose that’s somewhat better than one of my other alleged twins, the zookeeper’s wife in “Goodnight, Gorilla”.
“That’s you, Mommy! You take the animals back to the zoo.” I don’t recall doing this.
I am also apparently twins with the old lady bunny whispering hush in “Goodnight, Moon”.
I was starting to get a complex about my looks, but the other day she decided I was Sarabi AND Nala in “The Lion King.” I took this as a compliment because if sexy lionesses ever existed, surely they would look like Sarabi and Nala. (I also feel better because she claims my husband is Pumba the warthog.)
In reality, as you can see, I look like none of these characters, but I’m amused to find out who next will earn the honor of being my “twin”.