You can see she likes to have fun!
Two things she's doing lately just crack me up. First, she's cuh-razy about Thomas (the Train). Nick Jr. has become kind of lame these days (with the exception of Dora and the Fresh Beats), so we've spent more time watching Sprout. They have these little segments where homemade birthday cards are featured for little viewers with birthdays that day. Many of the cards have the characters on the Sprout shows on them. When a card comes up with Thomas on it, Michaela yells "Thomas!" and then she tears up rather dramatically. It reminds me of those old news clips where teenage girls went hysterical for the Beatles or Elvis. She's practically inconsolable. I can't help but laugh, and I think that offends her. Oh, well...
The other thing that makes me laugh is that Michaela won't let me brush her teeth unless she gets a timeout first. Every time I take her into the bathroom to brush, she turns her head and won't open her mouth. So then I ask her if she needs a timeout, and she will enthusiastically say yes. I sit her down in the hallway for one minute (she seems very happy while this is happening - no tears), and then I tell her she needs to be cooperative while I brush her teeth. She says okay or sorry, and then we go in and brush without any more trouble. Happens every time! I actually plan on it now.
It is a pleasure to see her personality developing more and more. She is such a happy and sweet-natured toddler, and I'm a blessed momma.