Thursday, January 17, 2008


Bryn is demonstrating more and more her understanding of the world. It blows me away sometimes and I's only 18 months...but she gets it. Ok...most of it. Examples:

1. One day she wanted apple juice. I knew she wanted something in the kitchen cause she grabbed my hand and said 'caa'...which means 'come'. I had to go back to the playroom for something, so I wasn't able to 'caa'. While in the playroom I heard all sorts of grunts coming from Bryn. Next thing I know she's in the playroom with a 64oz bottle of apple juice. She'd grabbed it off the shelf and carried it in. So...I got her some juice.
2. I asked her to get a cloth diaper for her change. She ran back to the changing table and grabbed a diaper. This is not unusual and she's been doing it for a while, but this time was different. She came with the diaper...and a bare bum. She put the diaper on the ground and laid on top of it. A few seconds later, I hear some sloshing in the bathroom. Bryn had taken her wet diaper to the toilet where she was 'cleaning' it. She's seen me do it many times with her stinky diapers and was just getting the job done. While I'm appreciative of her trying to help, she was dirty and I hope she doesn't try and clean diapers again.
The point of all amaze me. They really do understand what's going on around them and want to be a part of it. I'm just glad I get to see it happen.


Rixa said...

Yeah, it's pretty fun to see Zari figure out how things work. I suspect that Zari understands a lot more than she lets on. My favorite is when she begs for food: she goes in the kitchen, stands on tiptoe to reach the counter, and says "ah ah ah ah" until someone pays attention and gets her something to eat.

Melanie said...

Wow. That Bryn is amazing. That post made me crack up. I bet this girl is going to be President some day.

Courtney said...

Geeze, Jodie. I'm just amazed you use cloth diapers! Makes me feel like a wimp (and not earth-friendly). But not enough... :)