Wednesday, May 13, 2009

The Bug's mind

Watching the Bug's little mind evolve has been absolutely fascinating. She is at an incredible stage right now, where information is processed as fast as we can put it into her head. The night before last, she called me "Mommy" - as opposed to "Mama" - for the first time. Yesterday morning she tried it out a few times (along with "Daddy"), and this morning she was clearly proud of her big-girl pronunciation: "Mommy! Mommy! Mommy!"

We went to the zoo on Sunday, which is always fun, but both her experience retention and her situation comprehension have taken off. At the zoo, she understood that the tiger is a cat, like Sirius at home, and both of them like to take naps. Two days later, the Bug saw Sirius napping on the couch and observed that he was like the tiger at the zoo.

Concepts like "big and little" or colors - we take them for granted, but they are impossible to explain - she understands. Her jammies have one big striped heart on them, and two little blue ones. The flowers on that tree are pink; the ones on the ground are yellow and red. The mommy bunny is big and the baby bunnies are little.

Lucky for me, Mommy's kisses still make boo-boos better. I'm not quite ready for her to be all grown up.


The Ellis Family said...

How sweet! Isn't it amazing watching their little minds develop! Everyday brings something new and exciting : ) Has she asked any questions about the baby yet?

Anonymous said...

It is so cool to watch them develop and grow. And it goes by WAY too fast. Enjoy!! ~Angela

Angie said...

I think that the Moppet is a bit beyond her comprehension - I think when I'm humongous, "the baby in Mommy's tummy" will have a bit more meaning... but for now, I don't think she really gets it! :)