Realization with Millie

Millie was getting ready for bed tonight and she had on something with Blue from Blue’s Clues on it. I pointed out that there was Blue and then had the thought that maybe she didn’t even know who Blue was. I asked her if she knew and she shook her head, “No.” I said, “Oh, come on, you know, Blue from the cartoon – Blue’s Clues?” Still no.

That’s when it hit me. Millie, while the baby of the family, is the most un-baby in what she does, where she goes, what she watches. When everyone else was watching Veggie Tales at that age, Millie is watching The Chronicles of Narnia and Star Wars. She hasn’t seen the Blue’s Clues cartoon because nobody else wants to watch it anymore. Come to think of it I don’t think she’s seen any Veggie Tales either.

I was walking past the baby aisle at Target the other day with all my girls and casually mentioned that I used to browse those aisles all the time, but that I hadn’t been through them in a couple of years now. The toys I buy have an older feel to them too.

So no more baby cartoons, no more baby toys, no more little tiny anything. I’m not sure how I feel about that. I am sure I’m placing a hold on a Blue’s Clues video from the library right now. If she’s going to wear it, she should at least know what it is.


5 thoughts on “Realization with Millie

  1. Kara Tippetts says:

    I totally feel you! Sometimes I make the girls turn on the Wiggles for Lake. We all suffer through it…Then it sticks in my head for days.
    I’m the youngest though…It’s okay. Just don’t make the youngest wait as long to get the older toys. For that reason, we are buying American Girl for our youngest daughter before our oldest was given hers. Does that make sense? I know how much she will appreciate, simply because she loves to be like big sister. Not because she’s trying to grow up quickly.
    We just found out we will be headed back to the baby aisle…What!? TOTAL SURPRISE. Not really sunk in yet.


  2. Megan says:

    Kara – emailed you already but.. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! Such exciting news!
    And Marcie? I totally want to come and love on your baby girls when they come. 🙂


  3. TulipGirl says:

    I totally understand. . . My “baby” is 7 and does what the “big boys” do — stuff that they older ones weren’t ready for when they were his age. On the flip side, he got to be the “baby” for such a long time — the older ones were “big boys” by the time they were 2, thanks to the next baby.


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