The Weekly Peanut, Issue 74
Two weeks in a row that were more Hits than Misses. This kid is going to spoil me so that when she reverts to turddom, I'm not going to know how to handle it.
1- WORDS WORDS WORDS. Something really cool happened Monday night. I asked D where her milk was. She did her typical "Where go?" Then she spotted the sippy cup, pointed, and said "on the couch." Not "couch," a full prepositional phrase to indicate the specificity of its location. Bam. You go, kid. We've been watching more Super Why lately (that show is genius), and D is definitely starting to recognize letters. R being her favorite. (I know, pirate joke waiting to happen). She's even taken to singing the alphabet song to herself when left to her own devices. I've tried repeatedly to get video of this, but she hasn't been cooperating.
2- SWIMMING I was terrified after the fiasco of our trip to the Grand Floridian splash pad, but our visit to Katy & Audrey's pool was a roaring success! I carried her into the pool first, with almost no hesitation on her part. After seeing Audrey jump into the pool, though? Little Princess Fearless could not be stopped. Ian remarked at almost the same time that the thought occurred to me, it was so much like how our pooch, Charlotte, used to relentlessly fetch the ball in the pool. D endlessly leapt into the pool with us. We will likely trespass on the Widrick's hospitality again soon.
3- SINGING I already mentioned that I've been catching D mumbling the alphabet song to herself at every turn, but I've been trying for weeks to capture on video how she will sing along with her precious Elsa. Ian and I even got her to sing along with Love is an Open Door. D exceeded all my wildest expectations when Katy put on Let It Go to try and get the girls to dance together, and D broke out all of Elsa's hand movements.
4- SLEEPY SNUGGLES For the first time since she graduated to sleeping in her crib, D fell asleep snuggled up with us in our bed watching Star Trek. It wasn't a long nap, but the hubby and I reveled in the novelty of the experience.
5- MANNERS I feel like we've been making strides in this department recently. D is getting very good at "Please" and "Thank You" without being prompted. She's also getting better about not being rude to new people. She still acts shy, but even if I can't get her to talk right away, she's pretty good about giving a high five or even a hug.
1- SHOPPING We took D to nerd Mecca aka Acme Comics & Collectibles. D was on overload. TOUCH ALL THE THINGS. SCREAM AT ALL THE THINGS. RUN AROUND IN CIRCLES. Honestly, it could have been worse (she could have broken something, the people there could have thought she wasn't adorable), but it was exhausting even having Ian there to tag me out when she'd run me almost ragged.
2- TEENY TINY TODDLER TORNADO D has a knack for entering a room and leaving it 2 minutes later looking a though a miniature tornado swept through. She tends to instantaneously find organized boxes and have every item emptied and scattered to the wind. Even if I stop her and make her clean up, the rate of clean up is exponentially longer than the rate of destruction, so I end up "helping" so I'm not sitting there all day, coaching her piece by piece to return the items to where they belong.
3- SHARING Ok, so leaps and bounds were made in OTHER manners departments, but this one still not so much. If D touches it, it belongs to her. The end.