J can count to 3 now. I don't mean he can SAY "one, two, three" -- he's been doing that all the way up to twenty for awhile now. I mean he can COUNT. Example: This morning I heard him wake up and start talking to all of his toys, and saying, "bee-tees, bee-tees" which means "binky." I know it doesn't sound like it, but that's what it means. Anyway I went into his room and he was standing up in his crib with a binky in each hand (yes, he sleeps with at least 2 binkies. No, we're not breaking that habit yet.) And he looked from hand to hand, then looked at me and said, "TWO bee-tees!" He then proceeded to look around his bed, making proclamations: "TWO bankets!" "ONE kurkle!" It was like that scene in The Miracle Worker where she suddenly gets it -- I could almost see the light bulb going on over his head.
Then this morning he was in the backseat of the car and told me that he had three books, which was true. Once again, I know I'm a first time mom so I'm easily impressed, but come on. You have to admit this kid is looking more and more like a genius everyday.
Practice makes perfect
8 years ago