06 November, 2012

Bug For President

Just kidding.  Yes.  It's election day.  Whilst I await the maelstrom of electoral votes to report in, I decided to write a long overdue and non-political update on the Bug.

She and Wifey are still in California with Grandma.  Grandma is doing much better and we're in the middle of preparations to move her into our North Carolina home.  Reunited, again, as it were.

I'm not updating as much because I'm not gathering any firsthand accounts of the Bug and her development.  Better to condense all hearsay into these quasi-monthly updates.

The Bug's animal awareness has now extended to impersonations of animal sounds.  The two chief ones being a bee and a crow.  For the bee, she hums and waggles her head.  To make a crow sound, she opens her mouth quite wide and caws.  These impersonations probably result from a desire to communicate with her world.  Something she improves upon daily.

As most children her age, she understands more words than she can speak.  And equally appropriate, she tries harder on the words that mean the most to her.  As an example, Angel Cat's name.  She can't quite get it right, but she sure is cute trying.  Sometimes she'll default back to imitating his shrill, staccato, triple meow.

She's very good at helping to unpack any box and subsequently fill any container, regardless of size, with a seemingly non-random collection of items.  She could be imitating the near daily process of sorting and packing Grandma's stuff.  Every little bit helps, I'm sure.

Most sixteen-month old toddlers are enthusiastic, indefatigable wrecking balls of cuteness.  However, if the Bug can maintain her stride, she just might be President someday.

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