Monday, April 18, 2011

She is listening...

Just a short post today mostly for me so I don't forget these sweet moments with my tiny.  I have been noticing lately that Say has been saying things and doing things that I don't recognize as things we have shown or taught her.  Initially it is frustrating because I don't know what she is saying or doing so I can't respond appropriately.  But now when these "light bulb moments" happen I have learned that it must be something she has learned at daycare.

Ya'll I can't tell you how much this little girl LOVES her daycare.  In the morning when she is being a total stinker and running from me as I try to get her diaper and clothes on all I have to say is, "Say do you want to go see Ms. Dana?"  She immediately shapes up and starts saying, "NayNa, NayNa, NayNa!!!"  She loves her some Ms. Dana.

So I kept noticing her doing the same thing over and over the other day when I would tell her no, or tell her to be nice, etc., etc. (she has become a fan of hitting and throwing things when she doesn't get her way...I'll be honest here, I too would love to be able to hit or throw something at someone in I get it...I don't allow it...but I get it :).  When I was disciplining her she kept rubbing her head and saying "waw wee Mama.  Waw wee Mama."  I had absolutely no idea what she was doing so the next day when I picket her up at daycare I asked Dana if she had the kids do something if they were in trouble to acting rowdy.  She said, "Oh yeah, if the kids accidentally hurt one another or are not sharing or acting naughty I make them walk over to the other child and rub their head or pat them on the back and say sorry."  So I told her what Sayler had been doing and she said, "I have never made Sayler do that...she has never been disciplined here."

Well the girl is paying attention.  Isn't that amazing?  Her mind is just working all the time.  She also came home the other day singing "Ashes, ashes, ashes."  They had been singing "Ring Around the Rosie," all day.  The other day Daddy was watching TV and something happened on the screen causing him to say, "Wow!"  Sayler immediately looked at the TV and said, "Wow!"  Now whenever she looks up at the screen she says, "Wow!" or "Elmo?"  (Channing responded to this by saying..."I really need to start watching my language."  Ya think?)

I just all happens so fast.  I feel like not even 3 or 4 months ago she could only say a few things.  Now I feel like we can really communicate with one another.  It is awesome and scary at the same time.  We are responsible for shaping her, molding her little brain that is doing big things right now.  I am just so proud of her and proud to be her Mom. Remember that Aerosmith song, "Don't Want To Miss A Thing."  That's how I feel about her.  I don't want to fall asleep at night sometimes because I miss her.  Cheesy and a little obsessive/stalker status?  Yes.  I own it...but I'll be a billy goat if I don't love the stuffing out of that girl.

1 comment:

Andrea said...

That is awesome. I just had like my first real phone call with Luci the other day and it made me so happy and so sad too. It all happens so fast. Let me put this in perspective for you. Joe is turning 20 in June. WHAT>?!?!?!?!?