These are the words Gracie uttered tonight when James was putting her to bed and he told her to lay down.
She is really getting too smart for her own good! I mean, how do you respond to that. We do tell Maggie to lay down. All the time in fact, it's the best way to get her to calm down and stay out of the way. The fact that Gracie connects that we tell those words to the dog and therefore should not say them to her just cracks me up. I can only imagine what we have in store.
Another thing she's starting to do is make up words and sing her own songs. I totally remember doing that when I was a kid. In fact, I still do it now, like every day. I swear being in our house is like walking onto the set of a musical at times. Singing things is a great way to get her to listen and to transation activities and to be silly. So I do it lots. And now so does she. Tonight she was standing here, strumming her little guitar and making up words "And I love you.......daddy yes. And things of never go there. And I love Ian, he can crawl.....yes. And I love mommy and daddy and Ian, dodododododo" It is so funny.
Then there's the making up of names of things. Tonight she was in the bath tub and turned one of her water containers in to her own "shampoo" she told James she was washing her hair with "bouncing around and up and down honey oh baby oh mine". What in the world is that? And where did she get those words? It is too funny.
The other day, right before I hurt my ankle in fact, when I put her in her car seat she sings to me "don't break my heart mommy". I said "What?? Where did you hear that?" She just laughed and smiled. She loves music and I think she actually picked that phrase up from listening to the radio in a store. (Not in my car because all grown-up music has been banned from my life, I now only listen to our music class CD and various children's entertainers like the Wiggles. *sigh*)
She is one funny kid. I love her so much!