* Last night whilst the three of us were eating dinner and Lovie chatted away between demanding more ketchup for her french fries (quit judging: she eats vegetables by the bowl full, too!), I decided to count the words in her sentences and it dawned on me: this little chica speaks in full sentences! Not all the time, nothing consistent, but wow. "Look, there's Little Cat under the chair." "Come on Little Cat, let's go watch TV."
* At her 2 year doctor visit, the pediatrician told us that the Terrible Two's would be full of fun times, but also some trying times, too. He mentioned that she may get more needy. And, of course, he also told us how fortunate we were that Lovie loves vegetables but that we shouldn't be surprised in the least if that changes soon. That visit was last Tuesday. Every day since that last visit, Lovie's been fighting me during school drop-offs- something she's never really done before. She's not wanting to take off her coat and hat, she's screaming for me not to leave and tries breaking free from the teachers hold. Lovie started going to this center at 9 weeks old. She knows and loves the teachers and her friends there. We've changed nothing in our routine. Nothing. I brought this up to some other mama's and several of them commented that their 2 year olds behaved in the same manner right around the time they turned 2. GO FIGURE! I guess my Pedi knows what he's talking about after all, huh? Although I'm really hoping Lovie continues to be the oddball with her love of vegetables. I'll continue to show her some extra lovin' when we get home at night (I'm loving the snuggles on the couch as we watch Kai Lan) and hope this drop-off hate passes soon.
* I'm doing a 10 on 10 today: 10 photos every hour for 10 hours on the 10th day of the month. I started at 9:30am and while I've only taken two photos (will post tomorrow), some things have become crystal clear: work is sloooooow. Ugh. I know I'll get slammed soon so I'm trying to just enjoy the slow pace right now but ... yikes, it's kinda scary how slow things are for me lately.