Right now, here is a little excerpt of what I am hearing...it's kind of hard to type when I am laughing so hard...
ABC song: Grace's rendition:
ABCDEFG...HIJK...LMNaP.....QRST and V...double-oooooo, XY and ZZZZZZZZ!
(background: this is how we taught her how to spell her name...and other names that fit into the rhythm...
G-R-A-C-E, G-R-A-C-E, G-R-A-C-E.... name-oooooo
"what bout Izze?" (talking to herself, of course...)
G-R-izze, G-R-izze .....izze name-ooo
"what bout mommy?"
G-R-M-M-E, G-R-M-M-E.....mommy name-ooo.
"what bout papa?"
G-R-papa.... G-R- papa... nuts! HeHeHe...
"what bout LeLe?
(she fizzled out with this one...)
And I am sure she was thinking of 5 little monkeys with this conversation:
"No LeLe's jump bed.... silly LeLe's....go to torner (corner)... gacie (gracie) call doctor say No No No... to time out!"
(And she's never gone to time out for jumping on the bed before, simply because this was one of the things we needed to work on for her therapy... jumping and walking on uneven surfaces, and the bed is perfect... so she's learned a bad habit... for a good cause... ankle strength! I guess she's asserting her independence and dominance over LeLe's...Who knows...)
One more funny story from today... just so I'll remember it in the future:
We had to go look for shoes today, something besides crocs that is... This activity is similar to going to the doctor for Grace... she HATES it and will scream and throw a fit... it's awful. I guess she's got bad memories from all the doctor's appointments, etc... that involved her feet earlier in life... But either way, it's torture, for both of us.
She'd been really good (I guess all behavior is relative, probably to someone else, she looked like a complete terror) and I'd gotten her to try on 3 pairs of tennis shoes...At that point, she was trying really hard not to loose it... (as was I) and she said:
"Mama, Gacie feet Ok... no cold, no stinky, no dirty, no be ugly.... go look sometin' else... new dress..."
I almost died.... It was like she was trying to think of any reason her little mind could come up with that she shouldn't have to try on any more shoes....she even went so far as to say that her feet were not being ugly.... She is really clever, that one...