My daughter amazes me. Lately she's been sneaking into the pantry and taking foodstuffs out and bringing them to me if she wants some. (Peanut butter is now a big hit in this house.) Yesterday she did this and brought me a bag for cereal saying, "Tooties!!" and desperately wanting some. Imagine my shock when the bag she brought me was a bag of Tutti Fruitis and I had never before used those words. I'd never bought them before and they've been sitting in the bottom of the pantry since Friday. I know a 19 month old can't read but this was still the funniest thing. How did she manage to pick the right name for them and call them Tooties?
I also have some pathetic news to report. I taught Emma to cuss. I was trying to give her some medicine the other day and she managed to dribble this pink goo all down the front of her and all over the carpet. "Sh!&" was my response. Sadly, it was also Emma's. The next day Morgan and I are cooking dinner and Emma starts walking around the kitchen chanting her new word. Morgan looks at me and asks, "Is she saying what I think she's saying?" My reply, "I hope not."
You see, Morgan is a mechanic and often his mouth lives up to that expectation. I was really sure Emma would be learning foul language from him since he is, shall we say, not so careful about what he says and I try really hard to watch my mouth around her. But no, the honor of teaching our daughter her first swear word goes to yours truly. *sigh* Someday I might get this Mommy gig straight but by then she'll be ready to move out.
Oh, I almost forgot to mention that Emma discovered markers...and she looooves them! Just a reminder, unless the package says they're washable, not all Crayola markers are washable. Ask me how I know.