This past week my little girl’s (spoken) vocabulary went from 2 words to 4. She now says “duh!” (duck), “buh-buh” (bubbles), “hi”, and “ba ba” (bottle). Oh, and “wow!” so that’s seven! No “ma ma” consistently yet. It’s so exciting and also a bit weird to hear her little voice. I’m used to her signing, and pointing, so it’s relatively a quiet sort of communication. I’m excited for the evolution of her language skills! She truly is no baby, now. Also new this week… climbing on EVERYTHING. The table during meals, every chair in the library, climbing onto the dock from the water. She’s like a little mountain goat.
Lately, she’s been quite helpful as well. She throws things in the garbage for me all the time. She will stir food with a wooden spoon, place screws into holes for me to drill, and hand me wipes for wiping her during diaper changes. Including her in activities is the key to avoiding resistance. She HATES getting dressed, and my attempts at having her pick out clothes has mostly been a failure. She doesn’t want ANY clothes, thankyouverymuch!
Her current obsession is bubbles. I have to keep them out of sight or she goes crazy: “buh-buh-buh! Buh-buh!” When I blow bubbles she keeps saying “wow! wow!” I catch a bubble on the wand, and she takes the wand and walks around *very carefully* so it won’t burst. She wants to touch it SO BAD, but restrains herself so it won’t burst. Great way to teach restraint!