Clara is closing in on being two and a half years old, she's not quite there yet but when you ask her how old she is she answers: "Two and a half!", or occasionally "I'm three!"
She also has a few new sayings, go-to expressions if you will.
ME: Clara, would you like to put your shoes on?
CLARA: I don't care.
ME: Clara, I have to strap you into the stroller so you don't fall out.
CLARA: Mama, leave me alone. Don't touch me!
ME: Clara, want to see what's in this piece of junk mail we just got out of the mailbox?
CLARA: Oh YES! I'M SO EXCITED!
and periodically throughout the day, apropos of nothing...
CLARA: It's nice to see you, Mama.
CLARA: My hair is beautiful.
A few days ago my friend Travis came over with his 2 daughters - Charlie(2 and a half) and Sylvie (one month). Later that day, long after they left, Clara and I were chatting about the playdate.
ME: Clara, did you have a nice time with Charlie?
ME: Do you remember the baby's name?
ME: Do you remember the dad's name?
CLARA: (looking at me askance) Gerald.
ME: (laughs out loud) Well that's true.
a few minutes later, as I was changing Clara...
CLARA: (smiles at me) Gerald. (beat.) I'm so funny, Mama.
I love conversing with two year olds.
|Clara, about to suggest a tea party.|