Sometimes, I simply run out of toddler talk with my 4 year old. However, that doesn’t stop his mind from asking the many questions he’s curious about. On long walks to and from school I started playing I Spy...with him. Lately, I’ve been sticking to colors and shapes ‘I spy with my two eyes something that is shaped like a circle...’. He always goes for ‘wheels!’ but I love how he can surprise me by spotting things I didn’t even see. I’m trying to be super mom by mirroring what they are focusing on in school. Right now, that’s shapes. Regardless, it’s a nice way to connect with your kid. . .
Look who followed me to get her nails did. This one. We have a kid friendly nail polish at home. It dries super fast and peels off to remove. She thought this was the same and started “peeling” them off. Her nails came and left the same way.
I must add: on our walk there she stopped me and told me to wait. She picked up a rock and I blurted, “NO AVERY THAT’S DIRTY!”. She walked over and tossed it into the grassy area and said, “we shouldn’t keep rocks where people walk. It could be dangerous.” 🤭 (“돌이 사람이 걷는데 있으면 위험하지. 그러면 안돼지. 하린이가 치웠어 엄마.”)
Today on our walk I learned that he wants to drive a garbage truck one day, he’s not a tough guy anymore, cracked driveways are “garbage”, he has “some al-geez” (allergies), and people need to get grass off their sidewalk. Please stay little forever 💙
One night our conversation in the balcony
Me: Auraa look outside the buildings
Auraa: oh dear! They look like giant corns 🌽🌽
Me: oh yeah! They do. I never thought like that
I felt suddenly, was I talking like this when I was a child? If yes, where all the creativity has gone? 😕
Okay! Lesson of the day. Never tell a child what is what. Ask them what do they think it is. Hail Creativity 🤩🤩
Toddler convos with the 2 Faiths lol 😂
1. Started with a video sent by mommy as requested by Faith Koh
2. Faith Chen responds
3. Faith Koh thinks she’s talking to faith Chen
4. Faith Koh still trying to talk to the video recording 🤣
When we first touched the waters of Siquijor a few months ago, the word "happy" slowly started coming out of your mouth. You started talking late but these days it seems you never fail to surprise us with the wit in your manner of speech.
When I approached you as you were playing with the sand you told me, "You want to enjoy? Tanggal your clothes and earrings and let's go sa beach!" Oh Gabrielle. ❤❤ #beachlife#toddlertalks#gabbiehabibi