Her Favorite…

Little M has never asked if she could buy something. She has never asked me to buy her anything. She has asked if she could touch something, and she has asked if she could hold something, and sometimes if I know she really likes something, I may buy it for her. She is always appreciative and happy, but she has never ASKED if she could have something
…until last week.
We were at the mall doing a little Christmas shopping, and at a card store she spied this ridiculous stuffed gerbil ball thing. With antlers on it’s head, to add to the ridiculousness.
She asked if she could hold it, and I said yes.
Then it happened…she laughed at the ridiculous gerbil, and said to me, “I have it?” I stood in shock for a moment, and she said, louder this time, “I like to have it?”
To be clear, I asked her if she wanted to have the gerbil.
She said yes…then the clincher, “thisa my favorite, mommy. Thisa my favorite!”
What could I do?
We now own a ridiculous stuffed gerbil.

That same day she started naming things.
The gerbil’s name is Doogy. Not Dougie, Dukie, or Doggy. Doogy.
I’m not sure where that name came from, but it is sticking, and “wheresa my Doogie?” can be heard in our house many times throughout the day.
What a precious little weirdo she is!


  1. dawn on November 27, 2011 at 12:42 am

    Oh my gosh, your daughter is gorgeous and Doogy, well he's kinda cute in a roly poly kinda way.

  2. Alyson and Ford on November 27, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    So adorable!!Alyzabeth's Mommy

  3. Cindy on November 28, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    I think that our Asian angels need to get together and play! Tori loves those roly-poly stuffed creatures. Her Mamaw has purchased about six of those for her…They have a panda, also. It is quite unusual for Tori not to name her stuffed critters. How do you ever say no to such a cutie pie?Happy Monday,Cindy

  4. Beth on December 6, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    I like Doogy…he's cute!!! 🙂 I love how she asked you if she could have it…very cute!!

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