Lizzie said today that we should check what the picture was today on google, because it’s daddy’s birthday and they have special pictures on special days. It was really cute, and it turns out she was right, it was the 25th anniversary of the Bucky ball, a particular Molecule named after Richard Buckminster Fuller
Lizzie just loves books, despite being only nearly three, she is constantly picking up books and just flicking through the pages. She seems to prefer thicker books over the thinner ones, and I’ve already had to take a couple of bibles off her as the pages are so thin they tend to tear easily.
She was sitting up on the couch the other day, and I asked her what she was reading. She said “A rainbow book”
For those who cant see it clearly, the book is none other than the Oxford Paperback Dictionary. She wouldn’t put it down either, until she had found something to use as a chapter (Bookmark).
Another (related) favourite is the “rhetasaurus” aka Roget’s Thesaurus
Lizzie has what I term OCT: Obsessive Compulsive Tendencies. It’s not OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) as it is not really causing a problem, but she definitely has tendencies that way.
She will often line up her toys in straight lines and sort things by height and colour where other kids would just bunch them up together.
A case in point: a few days ago, Bern found her opening the zip of the bean bag, and when She reminded her that she wasn’t to do that she said “but I thought the beans needed to be sorted”
Of course, I’m totally the same, and so is my mother… 🙂
Driving through Lilydale yesterday, Lizzie piped up and said:
“Look Mummy, it’s Hungry Macs”
maybe she knows something we don’t about merger talks between McDonalds & Hungry Jacks (Burger King).
Bern has had a nasty bout of conjunctivitis recently, and it’s been rather warm, and therefore bright, so Bern has been wearing here sunglasses more than usual. This morning Liz told mummy to “Put her cold glasses on” and it was a few seconds before Bern twigged that Liz meant her normal, prescription glasses. Cold is opposite to sun, so if one pair were sun glasses, the other must be cold glasses.
Lizzie is in the process of giving up her daytime sleep. Some days she manages without it, some days she asks to go to bed, and some days she just crashes out. Bern and I found Lizzie like this this afternoon. She fell sound asleep standing up at the drawing table in the middle of a drawing. Even when Bern picked her up to lay her on the couch she was still out to it.
A conversation I had with Liz at 7:30 this morning.
Liz: Where’s Mummy
Liz: Where, at Tennis?
Me: No at the gym.
Liz: Oh getting littler.
How cute is that!
Liz took off on her first steps last Thursday, leaving the block cart (a constant companion for the last month) behind for a couple of tottering steps on her own. She then took a fews days off, but by Tuesday was often taking three or four steps and yesterday walked a good dozen steps to cross the room.
Well done Lizzie.