Grae’s ability to communicate, express herself, and carry on thoughtful conversations is absolutely exploding right now. Not a day goes by where I’m not flabbergasted by the amusing things she comes up with and the connections she’s able to make. Here are a few quotes from today…
Mama, a mouse has a very, very small skeleton because it’s sooooo tiny, and a giraffe has a really, really GIANT skeleton because he’s soooooo big. What has a medium skeleton?
I love Grandma Sue because her feet are nice. Her toes are painted and I like them.
Fruits have seeds. Vegetables have no seeds. Chicken doesn’t have seeds, but it’s NOT a vegetable… So what it is then?!
(After I told her that I love her) I love you fooooorrrrever, Mama. Because I’m your baby.
One of the fun little things I’ve tried to keep up is having Gracen pick a new fruit or vegetable to take home and investigate during our weekly shopping trips. Though she seriously contemplated a papaya, she ended up selecting this particular dragon fruit today. This is the conversation that ensued while browsing the other aisles…
Gracen: What’s dis one called again, Mama?
Mama: It’s a dragon fuit. We’ll cut it open when we get home and see what’s inside.
Gracen: NOT a DRAGON though, right Mama?!
Hah! Silly little goose.
For some reason, Gracen’s taken to calling her Uncle Brett ‘Huncle Pet’ recently and it’s quickly become one of those weird things you catch yourself saying as though it’s become the norm all of a sudden. I have no idea how or why it came about, but they do make a pretty adorable pair, don’t they?
Parenting fail of the day…
Grae comes back from the kitchen where she was changing her clothes (she’s all about having “privacy” these days) and says, “I had some of my milk!” We’d stopped by a coffee shop earlier and she still had some of her steamed milk left when we arrived back to the apartment, but I knew it had been put in the fridge. What hadn’t been put into the fridge though? My leftover skim latte that was in the exact same kind of cup. Ugh.
At 2 and half, the girl hasn’t had sugar or fast food and eats very few things that are processed, but she’s had her first swig of coffee. Super.