Give me a little credit already

Ellie uses words far more advanced than most kids her age. We were sitting at dinner tonight and I pretended to win a contest. Ellie, without missing a beat, told me “congratulations daddy. You did a good job!” Somewhere along the line, she picked up the word, ‘congratulations’ and is using it in her regular vocabulary.

Ellie’s dolls have full conversations with each other and her imagination is very good. She even imagines that Joshua can understand her as she talks to him all of the time. She is such a good older sister and often tries to include Joshua in an activity that is far beyond his capabilities (she likes to push him) ;-). Josh has a knack for wanting to pull hair and Ellie just laughs when Joshua grabs hold of her hair — while she gently gets away from his grip.

Ellie proudly proclaim that basketball was her favorite sport today…You’ve just gotta love this girl.

May 8, 2002