Still can't understand "today", "tomorrow", "later", "next week", or even the difference between naptime and bedtime. She thinks when naptime is over, it's going to be "tomorrow", and she doesn't even sleep! I try not to get exasperated when we have a conversation that goes like this: "Mama how long until Grandma gets here?" "5 days." "How long is that?" She gets really frustrated when I tell her she can paint or watch a movie "later", and with good reason since "later" is just my way of putting her off.
Another thing she'll ask is "When will it be tomorrow?" "When you go to bed and wake up in the morning, that will be tomorrow. But you will call it 'today'." Then I stop because now I'm befuddled. It will be "tomorrow", but by the time it gets here it will be "today".. hmm. No wonder she's having trouble with this concept, it is confusing! I can't explain it to her, and even thinking about it gives me a headache. I hope she figures it all out soon because she is trying.
She likes for me to joke around with her, and be silly, but it is important to her that I assure her I'm kidding. If I say to Timmy, "I'm gonna eat you up!" Delaney will say, "No, you won't, Mama. You're just kidding, right?" "No." "Please be kidding, Mama. Pretty please.." "Yes, I'm kidding, you silly goose!"
|The lizards do end up surviving. I always remind Delaney to be gentle with them. (Taken with my phone)|
Sometimes she has trouble getting going on her bike, but once she does, she can go fast now. Our trips around the block are a lot quicker than they used to be.
She has a bright, inquisitive mind, and wants to know all about everything. To that end, she asks so many questions she exhausts me. She has boundless energy and never naps, even when she looks worn out. She's always wants to know what fun thing we are going to next. Fortunately, she is happy by herself, doing things like searching for lizards and picking up rocks.