At 16 months, it’s been quite entertaining watching Boogie’s little personality develop. On one hand, she’s a cute little curly topped sponge, a typical toddler with perpetually sticky hands that understands everything that comes out of my mouth yet picks and chooses what to act on. It’s like, she knows that I know that she knows what I’m talking about, but Honey Badger Gia doesn’t care, Gia doesn’t give a s**t. On the other hand, I know my baby is not even two yet y’all, but she’s already made it clear that she’s ready to narrow down her career path.
First up – Gia ‘The Boog’ Houdini has been honing her skills as a master magician… the girl can make anything you love and cherish disappear. The child has flushed EVERYTHING we own down the toilet and thoroughly enjoys hiding my keys, debit card, socks and lip gloss in the most random places. She made one of her pacifiers magically appear in the bathroom. In a drawer. Inside my shea butter tub. ‘Splain that Lucy.
Next up, fortune teller Boogie has demonstrated an uncanny ability to predict when something will go wrong, specifically, when she’s about to do something she know ain’t right. Prior to ‘the mistake’, she blurts out, ‘uh oh’, then proceeds to shove paper balls down the hole of the sub-woofer, knock over a glass, throw a toy down the stairs, throw her poor baby doll off the bed, or give her food to Lady. Imagine Miss Cleo meets Dennis the menace.
Finally we have little Vincent Van Boogie, with an upside down bottle or juice box, she takes to her canvas (which happens to be my micro fiber couch) to create masterpieces in milk and apple juice, her mediums of choice. There’s probably around 8oz of milk in the cushion…all in swirlies, puddles and scribbles… my little artist.
*loud sigh* It’s been a rough few days. Actually, it’s been hell. Gia is cutting more teeth which means she’s grumpy, sleeping less and whines all day. I was at my wits end yesterday as I laid her down to change her diaper. Do you know she had the nerve to look up at me, smile and say, ‘mama’ for the first! Time! Ever! And she said it again and again and then started screaming it! All is forgiven.
Oh, that’s just a lil’ Moxie Bling… cop that.
Gifted last week, it doesn’t provide much more hold than say, Oyin’s Sugar Berries Pomade, but the fragrance is dope and the shine is sick. Still on the lookout for that magical holding, shining non-greasy pomade…
lol at "ooh that's my jam"
I love the stories about Gia's shenanigans, congrats on the "Mama"… I know if must have melted your heart. I just got my jar of Moxie Bling in the mail last Saturday and you're right it has zero hold, but has kept my hair moisterized very well for the last 3 days!! I also have to say that Gia is looking more and more like your husband:)
Love, Gia adventures. Your commentary is great as always…
Awwww…How cute is Gia!! I know what you mean girlfriend about the couch. My 13 month old is the same way. I am so glad I have a leather sofa set…..it so easy to clean up after her messy episodes. Leather is better when you have toddlers.
About your couch…
I stumbled across this today, first on Pininterest then I followed the crumb trails to the original post here: http://chrisandrobinsnest.blogspot.com/2010/09/how-to-clean-microfiber-furniture.html You CAN get the stuff out of your couch.
Also…I saw that honey badger vid a while back and it's one of the funniest things on YT. Thanks for linking it! Gia's growing so fast…
Awwww, Miss Gia…I miss her dearly! I shared this with Shae and we were lol imagining how we would have to Gia-proof everything if you guys were still here. 🙂 We miss you guys!
Loving the "that's my jam" pic! Reading about you and Boog makes me want a little one…but I have years before that will happen lol I'll just enjoy you two lol
'Oooh, that's my jam' – priceless. Thank you for sharing.
She is super cute!
Wish I could supersize Gia's wardrobe, too cute!
It's the best feeling ever when the little ones say "Mama". Baby Gia looks like a beautiful curly haired doll. I'm sure that you can't help forgiving her for whatever she does. She's definitely exploring her environment. LOL!
I just can't believe how much Gia is growing and that she is 16 months. I still remember the posts about your pregnancy!
God bless you Gia 🙂 God bless you Nikki :))
and the photos are TOO cute! Thank you for sharing.
Love you Nik!
OMG the honey badger video was killing me lol
That cut is amazingly perfect!
continued…….and please tell us more about this Moxie Bling!
I don't know who looks better, you or Gia! Beauty all around!
Okay, Nikki! I've been stalking your site for some time now and I'm. Finally compelled to comment. First off, you and your baby are simply gorgeous! But. I must say that you are stealing all of the nicknames that I give my two year old. Her name is Ava, but we call her Boogie, The Boogs, and Honey Badger! I can't believe we give our little girls the same names! Lol! Oh, and get this, one of her best friends is named Gia! Anyway, keep up the good work! I absolutely love your site and your hair!
Okay … I fell out as soon as I saw Honey Badger Boog, because Honey Badger Don't Care is my ish!!!! I've been cracking up over that one last year and I knew that must be what you were referencing. But, I don't know if you can use it for the Boogmeister because … you know … she might not care … but she IS scared of stuff;)!! LMBO!!
She it just too cute. But, you better get her;) … 16 and fresh is sooooo not cute! Shoot, 6 and fresh isn't either;). LOL!!
What is Moxie Bling and where can I buy it?
Awww how sweet she said Mama. Enjoy these moments while you have them because soon she will be little miss independent.
lmao @ the honey badger clip. Nikki you are hilarious. that made my day
I sent this post to my daughter! She has a little Boogie of her own!
OMG – had a flashback!!
My girls are now 23 and 27!!
I didn't have a problem with toilets, but I had cupboard locks, corner protectors, outlet protectors, hmm lemme see?
Tied up the pulls on the mini-blinds, hid extension cords…. Oooh, and yeah, knick-knacks and tchotchkies placed out of reach.
OOOh – and yeah, make sure the houseplants are out of reach!! Those honeybadgers would pull out handfuls of dirt and chew on the leaves!
*spine chilling shiver* Girllll, they were a handful!! Lawd I wish I knew about Piaget and Erickson back in the day!!!
honey badger don't give a shit!I can't stop laughing, people at my job think i've lost my mind. Great post!
Your hair is working mama, and I'm digging Boogie's headband!
Honey badger video was so crazy! Gia is cute as always 🙂
GIRL! Loved this!
That "ohh that's my jam" picture… TOO FRIGGIN' CUTE!!!!!
One more Nikki, there's always close the bathroom door if you don't want to invest in the toilet lock.
Yes, Miss Boogs is too cute and adorable HOWEVER, she won't be if you allow her to become an out-of-control bay-bay child at 4 or 5 years old. I've seen them out in public and I'm not impressed when they're bad a#@ kids!
Boog is really adorable. Our daughters are the same age. So I feel you…..my Tamera loves my purse, lipstick, phone, shoes and manages to walking in my 2" booties, she loves changing the channel at the good part……I have been waiting for her to say mommy lucky you. Thank you for sharing.
Thank you ladies! YOUR stories in these comments are hilarity! Y'all are the bestest. Toilet lock, check. Commence disciplining, check. But it's so damn hard! She's too cute. I need reinforcement! And can you imagine me at 3am trying to get the toilet unlocked… that'll be a post in and of itself.
@Mylah, girl, we need to start a group therapy session. I was 'bout done a couple of days ago.
@babyu21, you and me both boo!
Boog is too cute. That smile just melts your heart. Sounds like you are taking her misadventures in stride —-as you should because they grow up so fast.
Your hair is blingin' girl!
Thank you for sharing Honey Badger Gia with us..it's truly a blessing I pray a hedge of protection over your doll…
just want to say I LOVE the photo of her standing next to you while you are kneeling but the best one is of her with the "that's my jam face" thank you from one curly top to another.
I guess that Boogie is going to soon be two and she's looking like a big girl, gone is the little baby. She is gorgeous, smart, and she's growing every day becoming even more of all those things. I love getting the Boogie updates she is just too cute.
I feel your "pain" (though the word is relative), Nikki. My son is 14 months old, so it's funny to read what you're going through…it's like you all are in our house! And some of the things you write are a foreshadowing of what I have to expect in coming weeks. My son about drove me to drink at 10am Monday morning with the cutting of teeth, the 4am play sessions, the random shrieking and the complete REFUSAL to get dressed/stay dressed.
But I just go sit Indian style in a corner and do some deep breathing. By the time he throws a ball at my head and snaps me back into reality, I'm fine again =) Thanks for the Boogie stories!
So entertained right now. Thanks for making me laugh today!
Your hair looks better than ever! >>>>>goes to find Moxie Bling>>>>>
Great story and beautiful pictures. She is looking more and more like you CN!
Look at my little Boogie looking all grown up! Nikki, you're doing a great job. Keep the stories coming!
When did Gia become a little girl?! Her features are changing seemingly overnight! I love both of your curly heads. I must also say that I love the shape of your twist n curl even moreso since the cut. It has awesome definition, shine and appears much more voluminous! Good work St Louis!
Your little girl knows exactly how to get out of trouble. She knows she been running low on her cuteness so she comes up with the best way to make all the trouble go away! Just know that Ms. Gia is going to give yall a run for the money!
P.S. Her outfit is precious!!!!
TOO FLIPPING CUTE GIA IS! And that honey badger vid… OMG laugh out loud funny! Sitting at my desk at work crying laughing. Thanks Nik!
Nik you did it again..great post…you always make me visualize and feel like i'm right there with you…that little adorable girl of yours is a mess! keep it up! put a smile on my face in the midst of a very sucky day
i wanted to snap fingers..she looked like she was grooving so hard to whatever she was listening to in pic 2…so funny
You and Gia's hair are working! Priceless @ the jam pic!
You are too much!!!
When my son was a baby, he would flush ANYTHING that looked like a "fishy" (mostly toys) down the toilet! A few of these items cost us over $300 in plumber bills. Be careful! Toilet locks…wish I would have thought of that. LOL!
oooh, that's my jam…Cut it out HILARITY!!!
LOVE the "ooh that's my jam" face! Priceless.
It's probably time to invest in a toilet lock to prevent things from 'disappearing' down the toilet!
Isn't that so adorable how one little thing such as baby saying "momma" or giving unsolicited hugs and kisses can make everything alright? I think babies know their mommy's breaking point and can time it just right!!!
Nik your hair is Blinging! I agree with you regarding the amazing shine and awesome scent of the Bling but wish it had a little more hold.
Girl you are so hilarious! I have to share this story.
Ok the that's my jam 1st photo, LOVE. I knew that bling would have you shinin'! Get a lil of the just gel and use w/the bling for hold. The gel is soft holding made w/flax seed. Try it, you'll like it!
They have toddler toilet locks, I just remembered I had one for my 2nd child (nicknamed Wild Child) 14 yrs ago. It's very easy to put on/take off and you will be able to use the toilet with no problems but it will keep the Boogster out of there!
She is such a cutie!!! Motherhood is something else, but you are doing a great job! And yes your hair is so shiny! Have a grand day!
Our babies are within a month of eachother and every single thing you shared is true for us! I can't take my eyes off of him or he'll throw stuff in the toilet. She's so pretty Nikki, they're growing up to fast!
Boogie's hair is adorable and those leggins are too cute. I love your stories!
How did you style your hair Nikki?
OMG! Just stop! Cuteness overload!
You are the best storyteller EVER! LOL.
Aww, welcome to toddler hood, lol! The 1st time they say mama is sooo magical and sweet:) Does she have a preference over you and her dad? I know my 18 mos old mos def a daddy's girl, but does show her mama much love. You and Boog's hair is mos def bling-blinging boo! I knew you would like the hair bling, but I hope you will find what you are looking for in a hold/shine pomade.
Great story. On a side note, your hair looks GREAT, Nikki. Seriously, when I scrolled down I was like thats how I want my hair. My hair shrinks up to my ears and when I do a wash N go. I'm feeling your twist out though. I'm going to experiment this week or weekend.
I love the Gia stories. They are just plain awesome Nikki. Oh and the hair is, as usual, on point!
P.S. Gia's hairstyle is so adorable and yours too.
Honey Badger! You are so crazy! Thank you for giving me something to laugh about while at work. Thank you for injecting fun and craziness into motherhood.
hahahahahhahaha, love it…the terrible two's are here! You better get your Psych 101's together girly on Miss Boogs. She's cute and adorable but that ish gets old fast.
My grandson is 2 and and doesn't do those things at least not at my house! I agree with Nak 1/25/12 – 12:58
Gia sounds like she is ready for some discipline training. Good luck! I hear it's harder on the teacher than the child b/c there is this innate desire to soothe the child, when really he/she doesn't want anything but to test their boundaries.
LOVE LOVE LOVE your adventures with Ms. Gia!
Love the story!!!! Gia is cute as a button " )
I love that Honey badger video! When I first seen it I had tears in my eyes from laughter! Gia is too cute for words and Nikki I love your hair!!
I LOVE that honey badger don't care video. Got me through some stressful times last year =P
I can't stop laughing at the "that's my jam" pic, since that's exactly what it looks like she's saying, hahaha!
I'm glad Gia smoothed things over with her first Mama =) Get ready, she's gonna milk that for all it's worth!
oh, the adventures of moms with toddlers… my Gabriela is 19 months old, and all i could do was laugh at ALL of this. it'll get worse, then it'll get better [so they keep telling me]! LOL. she is beautiful! 🙂
and that honey badger video: bwahahahahahahaaa!!!
I must say Gia is to adorable I love that first pic of her. And I too feel like the Honey Badger more often than I care to admit. I just don't give a d–mn. LMAO
awww she's a doll! my munchkin used do that exact same uh oh thing when she's about to throw stuff out of her crib trying to be all slick like we see you munchkin we see you! she'll be two tomorrow ^_^
That honey badger video was too funny! As always, great story. Gia the magician!