Where Did You Learn THAT???
We've all heard the saying, "Kids say the darnedest things." Well, I have my regular moments of that with my daughter, but last night, she topped herself.
Yesterday, my sister and I walked/ran at Bowers Park. I was pushing my daughter in her stroller. When we got home, I sat to rest for a minute and my daughter came and sat in my lap. She pointed at me and said, "You, Mommy?"
I said, "Yes, me."
Then, she said, "No, U, Mommy?"
I noticed she was pointing the the U on my shirt (I had on an old UPS tshirt with a small shield at the pocket section). I said, "Yes, U! Good job, Jireh!"
Then, she pointed to the S and said, "S, Mommy?" You're talking about somebody who was PROUD! After cheering for her, she went to the P. She knew that one, too. I was SUPER excited and told my sister what she'd done. She wasn't surprised at all. She had me to get a card with a lot of random letters on it and see how many Jireh could recognize. She knew the K, E, N, S, L, Y, R, H, M, O, and A. She struggled with the I and the J because of the line across the top. She kept asking if they were T.
All in all, I am very pleased with her progress. Having been 2lbs 14oz at birth, at first I was afraid of any long-lasting effects, but there doesn't seem to be any. Jireh recognizes Mercedes cars, she can count to 13, she sings the alphabet, and spells her name. All I can say is that I am fortunate to have the greatest sister in the world, as she is Jireh's daycare provider and the best support I could have.