Suck it up! I don't brag about my Nugget very often!
The Nugget is growing up and becoming even more interesting. She notices everything, and one of her favorite sentences, many times a day, is, "What's that?" Well, actually, it comes out, "Whada?"
She's very strong, and her Daddy plays with her very roughly, which is a bit of a problem. She bowls over other children greeting them, and she considers hitting to be a great game. On the other hand, she's very much a girl. She's a good mommy to her dolls, and that seems to have come naturally. She and her mommy went clothes shopping, and Daughter allowed her to choose one outfit herself. She chose a dress with a foofy pink ballerina tutu skirt, and insisted in sleeping in it that night. She loves Elmo, and when she comes over to my house, she walks up to the laptop, points, and says, "Eh mo!" And we have to watch Elmo videos.
She had been afraid of her mommy's huge upright vacuum cleaner. (Frankly, so am I.) I bought her a plastic vacuum cleaner with lights and a vroom noise that wasn't too scary, and a few weeks ago she graduated to my little battery-powered Eureka!electric broom, that looks and sounds like a midget vacuum cleaner. When Daughter saw her happily vacuuming my kitchen, she got her monster out and parked it in their living room.
I guess last week the Nugget worked up enough courage to touch it. She's so proud of her new friend that when anyone comes in the house they are introduced to the "Bah boom", and shown how brave she is. A few times a day she takes a dolly or a stuffed animal, holds their hand or paw out to touch the monster - see? It's ok. "Bah boom. Bah boom." Nothing to be afraid of.
She talks a lot, and she mostly has the right number of syllables, and consonants in the right places, but they are rarely the correct consonants, so only Mommy, Daddy, and Gramma (she calls me Mamma, Daughter is Mommy) can understand her. "Juice" is "douche", which can be a bit awkward when she requests it in a diner. It sounds like she's giving the waitress an impolite order. "Bottle" is "bobby". "Jasper" is "Bapper". "Cheese" is "sheesh". On the other hand, "up", "apple", "pee-pee", "potty", "baby", "eat", "NO!" and a lot of other words are quite clear.
I am anxious for sentences, and for her to start expressing thoughts. I'd love to know what she thinks.