Here are some examples of Kate's "Toddler Speak" that I don't want to forget.
- Not much is on daytime television when you're nine months pregnant, so I got really into the NCAA men's basketball tournaments. Yes, there were two, and I watched both of them. We would ask Kate which team she wanted to win the game. We would ask if she would want the white uniforms or the blue uniforms to win. Her response was "ummmmmm, the blue unicorns".
- Have you tried to explain an umbilical cord to a three year old? I haven't, but I know a few of you have. We did our best to explain that was how Baby Allie (Kate is very certain that Baby is Allie's first name, just like it's her first name) got her food when she was inside Momma's tummy. Now that she is on the outside, she doesn't need the umbilical cord anymore. A few days later after the cord fell off, Kate was shocked and said," Momma! Where's Baby Allie's *belly cord*??"
- Kate enjoys being outside with Grandma Lu digging in her garden. Grandma Lu has fishing wire strung around her garden to prevent the deer from munching on her greens. One sunny day, Kate was brought inside to timeout. Kate had gotten a pair of scissors and snipped each section of the fishing line. Josh asked her if she understood why she was in time out. She said yes. He asked her to explain what she did. She explained that she cut the wire, because she wanted the deer to eat grandma's garden.
*At this point all adults exit the room attempting to maintain a straight face.*
**At this point we realized that we have a future activist on our hands, chaining to trees might be in her future. Her current campaign is to "Feed the Deer".**
We love Kate and love this stage of life she's in. We can communicate with one another, which is great but can be greatly frustrating too. One step at a time, because tomorrow will be different.