On Saturday night we watched a friend’s 4 year old daughter. Moose and Zee’s Beside the Seaside segment was playing on Noggin, inspiring a story from our guest.
“See the crab?” she asked. “Did you know you can eat crabs? You cook them and open them up, and there’s chicken inside!”
While I sat eating breakfast this morning, Ava walked up to me and cheerfully asked, “What eating, Daddy?”.
I looked at her sleepily and replied, “Toast”.
She glanced at her feet then back to me, eyes widening in fear. In a barely whispered voice, she breathed, “Toes?”
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This morning, Preston said what I believe to be his first full sentence. When they woke up…before 6:30 a.m…ugh…Preston handed Cat to me to carry downstairs for him. When I took it, he said something I didn’t quite understand. So I asked him, “Did you say thank you or take it?” He leveled me a when-will-you-start-listening-to-me look and said, “No Daddy. I say tank you, tank you ver much.”
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Today is a milestone for the twins, and also for us. I’ve modified their cribs into daybeds and put them down for a nap. Sigh. Do they have to grow up so fast? I’m not sure I’m ready for this.