Since I can’t think of anything interesting about today, I will just record my favorite phrase of Mary’s lately: “Yessirreee!” She says it with decisive enthusiasm all the time, and every time it pops out of her mouth, I wish I could have caught it on video.
Another thing that happened today: Lydia started doing spontaneous addition and subtraction correctly. I was so thrilled! While she was eating her snack, she just started referencing her fingers and saying, “One plus one is…two. Two plus one is…three.Three plus one is…four.” Etc. And then she did the same thing with subtraction, only she didn’t use her fingers.
I felt like maybe some neuron pathways developed while she was sleeping last night because this was the first time she’s done addition or subtraction without help AND appeared to understand what she was saying. Maybe it’s a fluke pathway and tomorrow she’ll have no idea how to add or subtract, but I was so encouraged to see her at least start the path towards numeracy.
Also, I feel the need to record the song Abe made up: “If you can’t change the world, chaaaaange a diaper! It will make you feel better, one bottom at a time.”