Originally Posted by ktmama
So, A is all about proposing things with "how about".
I love it! Adam's new phrase is "Never mind." As in "We can use the purple one! (pause) Never mind. I'll use the red one!"
I am going to miss this language stage. I realized yesterday that Adam was using affirmatives and negatives properly and simply telling me yes and no, when that is what he means. Previously, you would ask him something like "Would you like to color with your markers?" and he would answer "I WOULD like to color with my markers." -- all in complete sentences. Now that he has mastered Y/N, I am almost wistful and missing the his grave little sentences.
Sarah has begun agreeing with me with "Aishhhhhhhhh" - kind of sucking air in between her teeth and nodding. I'll propose eating or cooking or toothbrushing (something she enjoys doing) and she will nod her head vigorously and say "Aishhhhhhhhhhh" while proceeding to run to the location she imagines we are going to do that activity. I actually think she's saying "Yes" and it is cracking me up because it is very solemn and definite.
Nonny, I love your pictures! My favorite is also the one with you in the background - I would never confuse you with Britney.
I feel your post about sahming - I was missing work the other day because I really, really miss conversation with other adults. Dh came home from a conference the other day - a terrifically boring one about safety/OSHA stuff - and when I asked him how it was, he gave me the standard shrug and dismissal re: nothing special. I pressed him: Wow me, dh - I've been speaking in short sentences all day....
Deb, I think that is fantastic that you are doing spanish and music with O. I am envious. I wish I could do that with A and S.
Oh, and re: my PSA earlier this week about watercolors. I'd just like to add that temperas also advertised as washable are not entirely so, either. Adam absolutely refuses a smock and I can't decide whether to press it on him or not - ideas, mamas? - so we've been painting in playclothes the last few days. Sarah is still content with "Paint with Water" books for the time being, thank heaven.
Have a great day, everyone. Love to all.