I always knew my daughter was a genius and yes I’m well aware that every parent says that about their child, but its true! At 2 weeks old my darling daughter was figuring out how to hold her head up, at 6 months she had figured out how to pull herself into a crawling position and would have been crawling had it not been for those dang slippery hardwood floors (rest assured that at 8 months when we moved into our carpeted apartment she was off and crawling!) Along with all these astonishing physical milestones, Elizabeth also quickly picked up on the English language. Shortly after her first birthday she was using sentences such as “want more milk” and “no, put me down!” on a regular basis.
Now, if you have met my daughter you are probably asking me to get to the point because we have all experienced my daughters extensive vocabulary. However, I had to give those that haven’t had the pleasure of meeting my daughter a background so they can fully comprehend how far my daughter has come in being able to communicate!
Last night I was sitting in my room watching HGTV (my latest addiction) while Elizabeth sat on the floor reading through a pile of books (yes she reads too…mostly by pictures, but its a good start!). I looked over and asked “Elizabeth what are you doing?” she responded with “reading this” to which I responded “what is this?” she again responded with “it’s that”. At this point I’m cracking up because I know what she’s doing but I want her to be more specific about the book she was reading (which was Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What do you hear? a morning, afternoon, and nightly ritual for her). I once again ask, “what is that?” To satisfy my curiosity and put my train of questions to an end she promptly responded with “it’s a book mom”. At this point I’m sure Elizabeth is thinking “my mom is soooo brain dead some days” but I couldn’t resist pushing my baby to explain in detail what she was doing. Try it sometime, I guarantee you’ll be in stitches by the end of the interrogation not to mention how proud you’ll be of your child’s common sense!