Scarlet Said "Home."

She actually said it twice, in two different scenarios. First was when Uncle Matt put on “Home” by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes and my girl smiled, stamped her feet in a dancing motion, and said, “Home.” Next was when we pulled into our driveway after a long car trip from Jersey. When I opened the car door to get her out, she craned her neck to look out the car at our house and said, “Home.” She also overheard me in a conversation about the doctor who delivered her and said, “Doctor!” I really need to start censoring myself now. She truly is picking up things I’m not teaching her. It’s getting scary now. She’s listening, always.

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Speaking of which, at the holiday party over the weekend, I asked her to point to Debbie (my sister’s mother-in-law), Matt (my sister’s husband), and Marisa (my sister.) She got each one right. She’s only met Debbie a couple of times and it makes me think she’s processing far more information than I give her credit for.

Other than that, the funny things she says are, “Hey, Baby!”, “Me” when asked “Who farted?”, and “Uh-oh” whenever people hug or kiss in front of her. I have no idea where she got that from!

Can I please point out that I don’t think she’s abnormally smart? I know that every parent secretly thinks their children are better looking and smarter than all other kids. I don’t. Seriously. Never have. I do think this age of children (17-18 months) is abnormally smart. Very fast growing brains right now. And I do think she’s freaking adorable and beautiful beyond belief but that’s also because of her soul peeking out through her eyes:

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She’s an old soul with a BIG personality. She likes to have little girl picnics for dinner. She uses enough words and gestures to show us that she wants us to put her snacks on a tray or in tupperware so that she can either plop down on the kitchen floor and eat right there, or carry her tray through the house, talking to Pink Monkey and Bear about her awesome food.

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She’s absolutely divine. Probably most parents think their kids are absolutely divine too.

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Even when she goes into my desk drawer and manhandles my important mail:

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She’s divine…getting-into-everything, opinionated, illogical, throwing-food, toddler and all…divine.

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  1. Language development is like a railroad train. You can't stop it. I love my profile pic–it is my favorite picture of Scarlet with that ineffable expression. Pure joy!

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