...are oh-so-fun. Exhausting, but really fun.
Laurie Berkner is her FAVORITE music artist. First, she'd referred to her as Bert (short for Berkner), then it advanced to "Button" and now it's "Berter." She knows all the songs and acts them out. Moon, Moon, Moon was her favorite, recently eclipsed by We are the Dinosaurs.
I am so amazed by the fact that she can make a choice given two or three options. She thinks, then responds. SO cute.
I've used the concept of time-out with Gianna before (removing her from situations - typically in an empty playpen or crib, but I've never really designated a place or plan.....until yesterday, that is. One of her new "things" is to put on a show for people she talks to on the phone. Somehow she got it in her head to throw an object and tell the person "uh-oh" as if they can see what's happened. Yesterday, that object was Max's little dog bed which was perched on the sofa - until Gianna FLUNG it across the room Oh, and I should mention that Max was sleeping IN the bed when she flung it. Yep, that's what bought her a Time Out ticket. And like any good mother, I got her T.O stint on video (and I can't figure out why it's not fitting properly...you can click on it to watch it directly on you.tube):
Today, my little toddler is 21 months old. Geez, this ride is going fast. I'm SO happy I've been privileged to buy a ticket. Thank you for filling my life with joy, little girl.