It’s the cutest thing in the world when she…

August 6th, 2009 by John Leave a reply »

Something I’ve learned since becoming a parent.. the cutest thing in the world is a moving target. I remember thinking it was the cutest thing in the world when Catherine first smiled. And then when she first started to crawl, when she was just figuring it out, that was the cutest thing in the world. And then when she started pulling up on things, or when she learned to wave to people, or when she started to say “daddy”. Right now it’s the cutest thing in the world when she tries to say long words by breaking them into bits. A few nights ago I pointed to an elephant and asked Catherine what it was called. She said, “ele”, which has so far been her word for it. So I tried to get her to say the whole word by breaking it in two, “ele” and “phant”. I asked her to say each one separately, which she did – she’s very good at reciting what you say to her. Then we put them together and she did it! There was a big gap in between the words but she said it, “ele … phant”. Proud daddy moment… And now she’s doing it all the time. Tonight I said to her after she grabbed a towel, “you stole my towel! You nicked it. You purloined it!”, and what do you know… “pur … loin”!

Can’t wait to see what’s the cutest thing in the world tomorrow!

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