She's also started recognizing and pointing out the similarities in a pair of words. She'll say things like "Cat is the same as hat!" and "Microwave is the same as microphone!" So clever. The other day we were talking about raspberry tarts and later she was pretending to bake or eat a tart in her little kitchen and I heard her saying "Is it a tart or is it a heart? Is it a heart or is it a tart?" So Wonderland-y!
We've taught her to say "Excuse me," when people are talking, instead of just talking over them, but now she just shouts "Excuse me!" until we stop talking and pay attention to her. We're working on waiting until there's a pause in the conversation, and then saying "Excuse me" only once and waiting until it's your turn to speak. We'll get there eventually, I'm sure. She does say "please" and "thank you" quite regularly. When Jon makes (or picks up dinner), I remind her to say "thank you" to daddy for giving her dinner. Jon's parents were over recently and made us dinner. We were all hanging out while Jon's dad BBQd some chicken and Jon's mom whipped up some delicious side dishes. As we all sat down to eat, Alice said "Thank you for dinner, Jeff!" without any prompting. It was hilarious and adorable.
I'm sure I don't need to tell you that kids say the darndest things, but I want to start recording some of the choicest bits of conversation we have. Here's the first installment.
A: Pacifiers are kind of like nipples, and nipples are kind of like pacifiers!
A: If my harp comes out, I will play it for Marie (her stuffed kitty).
E: (confused) If your harp comes out? Where is your harp?
A: (pats her chest, over her heart) Right here.
|Showing me and Marie where her "harp" is.|