She's growing like a weed these days. Her vocabulary is exploding. She's picking words out of songs or radio reports. She also has a tendency to throw things or fast slap something like a diva when she's up in arms. She has a wealth of facial expressions that only her boot collection can compete against. I've started telling people she's gunning for an Oscar this year so watch for her role as an Italian mother who just lost her son in the war.
When I'm not extolling the importance of "sharing" or "not hitting our friends", I wholly admire this little lady as she unabashedly rocks her pink cowboy boots or begs for some "makeup" (ie chapstick and a water color brush) or "gums" or to watch a "movies" or eats dirt. In a moment of sheer delightful quiet the other day, I snapped out of my daydream to find her "painting" her toes with some nail polish (not a bad color or job for a 22 month old I might add). She is a lesson in how quickly time flies. Each day I want to snatch up a little nugget of Mness and hold it forever.
She wants to do everything herself and says, "no my do it". I love how she says, "s/he's crying cranky" to any kid/baby/person in a bad mood. She crouches down and say's "lil baby" to anything small, like a piece of her pancake that's not as big as the other pieces or her babydoll or ants. She has an unsettling obsession with keys and will try to unlock anything including doors, bikes, chairs, cabinets, and cereal boxes. She will say anything is stinky and if I ask her where something is, she says "outside". When I ask if she has a poopy diaper, she's been known to throw Ginger under the bus...more than once...
She has started to point to letters and numbers knowing they mean something. She randomly will work on a "6-7-8-9" spread or "p-q-r-s" for the day, like Rainman. She likes to read me stories too but I tell her I won't dignify her reading me to sleep unless she turns the book right side up.
P.S. My Girl is making it's way in to the top ten too. How about this video?! I love that they're all wearing suits and smoothly moving their feet while every now and again they clap their hands.