I love the toddler threads. Here's to the best age (as of yet!) I loved your stories.
I have a couple of cute bright toddler stories myself. I hope you don't mind if I share.
Today we went to the Children's Museum. They had a wall with the alphabet on it and behind the door of each letter was an object that started with that letter.
DD walked the entire wall saying "A is for...Apple! B is for...Ball! C is for...Cupcake! etc." The whole way down. The only things that gave her issues were that she called the queen a lady for Q and the Xylophone was a piano. Oh, and the V was X. oops. Besides just knowing the alphabet, I was impressed that she identified the violin correctly. Not bad for a 25 month old. And, this is from the girl that seems to not want to touch the alphabet lately and is much more concerned with her jumping skills. I am pretty sure she has plateau-ed.
On the way home I asked her if she had fun and she blurted this out: "Oh yes. My favorite part of the Magic House was when we went to the toy store at the end because I liked all of those [cheap toy] instruments."
But, I am pretty sure that is the first time she has spontaneously used the word 'favorite' correctly.
Yesterday, after I fueled the car she uttered this: "The car eats the gas just like oo-mans eat food. The car eats the gas to go fast. The car burns the gas just like oo-mans burn the food for energy. Mommy put the gas in the car's mouth?" To which I informed her about the tank. (We had talked about this briefly the last time a had to fill up, but she said exactly that with hardly a breath, and it was a perfect summary of our conversation.)
We are visiting my parents right now. She was doing her business on the potty the other day and my niece kept walking in on her and we all overheard DD say, "Can you please
give me some privacy, [Cousin]?"
Later, when the girls took a bath together DD commented, "Oh, you have nipples, too, huh? Mommy, look. [Cousin] has nipples, too, just like me... Mommy's nipples are on her boobs"
And, tonight, just before going to bed: "Mommy, I can't wait to wake up tomorrow and go to the baseball game. I am going to eat hot dogs and catch a ball. I'm so excited."
On a tad bit heavier note, she adores her aunt so much that she seems to be afraid of disapointing her to the point of horrible crying fits and hyperventilation when she senses she has done something wrong in front of her.