Thursday, October 28, 2010
More than Words
Something that has been such a joy having a toddler vs a baby is the way we communicate, and how each day our communication increases. Yesterday the Dr. asked us how many words she was saying and I told him about 30. It made me think of how many words are in her limited vocabulary and to write them down. Here is the list I came up with:
Pepper (her little friend, not her favorite spice)
Poo (Yeah, she tells me when she just did it)
No (more on this later :/)
Boo (you can tell she's gained a lot of this vocabulary in the month of October)
Whee (although technically not a word it sure is cute when she says it going down the slide
More than the things she says, or copies us on, I love watching her UNDERSTAND the language. When I say "Say bye bye" she says bye, waves, and blows a kiss. When I say "time for prayer" she immediately folds her hands and gets ready. Today she even dropped her muffin when I said it so she could be ready. She folds her hand through the whole prayer.
No has been a problem. She started saying no to me just this week. It has been exasperating, and a little funny at the same time. I asked her the other day "Isn't this dinner good?" "No." Or when I say "Time for bed," "Time for nap," "Don't do that Hannah." I hear in reply "No, No, No," in return. Today she was being disobedient and I said "Hannah that's not funny," and with a grin she replied "yes."
Life is becoming easier for her as she is able to communicate better. It is a joy to watch (I tear up every time she folds her arms for prayer and I honestly am amazed because I don't really know how she learned it except for one family night lesson when we really focused it and trying to set an example for her). She is such a sweet girl and I love her so much. It is a joy watching her get older and comprehend. I can't wait to see whats in store for her!
Posted by Melissa at 6:18 PM