Just so we’re all clear…we are beginning to be a little weirded out by our 20 month old who can sing the ABCs quite clearly and count up to eleven. Not just recite up to eleven, but move objects from one place to another while stating a number for each object as she moves it.
Our under two year old who uses prepositional phrases like “Jump on the rug,” and idoms like “Where’d the panda bear go?”
But still won’t sleep through the night by herself, and is still clinging to her last 2 bottles per day.
Who went to the ocean for the first time ever last week and will tell you – spontaneously: “Ocean – [WST] ocean, sandbox, swimming.” Who has grasped the concept of “home” (“Daddy home,” “Uncle [Lamont] all gone – Uncle [Lamont] his home.”)
Who can clearly say almost all the correct syllables to “Ring around the Rosey, Pocket full of (osey), Ashes, Ashes, we all fall down,” and invites you to “dance” with her.
Who has begun rejecting the bath, and picking out her own clothes and shoes. Who in 4 short unstructured pool sessions, is able to put her mouth under water and not end up coughing and gagging at least 50% of the time, who can slip under the water and not emerge crying, or gagging (although clearly non-plussed).
Remind me again – was it just a little over a year ago that I was DESPerate for her to finally get beyond the cry, eat, poop stage? Ye GADS we can’t keep up!
Welcome to the roller coaster – be sure to put on your seat belts – ALL of them!