About a week or so a go, probably longer, my Scary smart daughter was messing with the buttons on the TV. She's almost two and buttons are fascinating. After already telling her 5 or six times to stop I go in and remove her from the TV point at her and tell her to listen to momma, and stop pushing buttons. Well she raised that angelic little head, stomped her darling little toesies, jabbed a cute little finger in my face and bellowed "NO!" I had to try so hard not to laugh.
Right on the heels of her telling me off, we are now both in the living room, me checking a text, her playing quietly. Slowly she goes and picks up her doll, Baby (creative name right?) and starts to inch her way back over to the TV. As i sit there watching her, she takes baby's hand and reaches it out and pushes the button on the cable box. "Georgina!" I say, "No buttons! Get away from there." Startled she runs back over to where I am, baby in tow, and looks over at baby in shock "Baby!" She says pointing, "Bad baby!" she now scolds her toy. Seriously, it's hard to be mad at this child.
George is getting to clever for my own good, shes a schemer. Like her father. Sometimes it's a bit of a problem, other times its awesome! The other day while playing with her dad she took a magnetic letter "i" from the fridge, showed her dad, plamed it, put both hands behind her back, dropped it, opened her hands to show her dad. "Go?" she asked. My baby does magic.
Another example of her scheming ways, would be earlier this week while playing with her Grandma. And I mean some hardcore manic pillow and tickle fight running crazy. She looks up at me panting, "Water?" So I grab her a sippy cup (note, not a spill proof cup) and hand it to her. She promptly takes it and upends it over my Moms head while giggling mechanically. I swear shes a little bit evil.
She's also wicked smart, she can now sing good chunks of the ABC's, she
can recite her numbers to 10. She doesn't really understand what she's
doing, but shes got the words memorized. And she can recognize and
identify a few letters. "H" and "W" being our favorites. She can
identify a few shapes and colors. And sing a handful of nursery rhymes.
She can I dentify a ton of animals and tell you what they say. For
example, a bear says " Wakka Wakka!" (Did I mention our love of the
Muppet show?) Also in the Vein of the Muppets, George has memorized big
chunks of Rainbow Connection, which she sings to herself over and over. I
finally got some video! Please ignore my husbands interuption during "The lovers the dreamers and me" she sings so often he didn't realize I was taping, the Jerk.