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One more thing... Grace has finally mastered the task of going poo in the bathroom. Now let me be clear... in the BATHROOM. I left out the word "toilet" on purpose because she leaves that part out of the task itself. Anyway, the other day she had just finished doing a poo in her 'special place' (something involving a chair near the toilet but I wouldn't know, she closes the door for privacy). She and I usually try to flush down the evidence in the toilet "where it goes" as part of the potty training experience. I flushed it down this particular time and she looked at me with compassionate eyes, touched me on the shoulder and said, "She [the poo] is going back home to her family! She is SOOO happy!!!" This of course followed by a fast skip out of the bathroom leaving me laughing tears. She seems to understand the world so well.........
Gracie used to be so little, but she is HUGE now. She's so heavy, I can barely carry her in my arms anymore. She likes to make me be the prince and she gets to be Snow White or any other beautiful princess. No matter the fairy tale, it usually includes her becoming a cat and then falling asleep and I have to kiss her to wake her. Then she shoves some sort of figurine toward me and commands, "Be HER!" Which of course means to make up exciting and eloquent conversations to and from her character. All the while she is correcting me because she has already thought of what I am 'supposed' to say and I rarely read her mind and say it quite right. She loves to drink her cup empty and then go toward Ruby's full juice cup saying, "She wants to trade Mommy!" She was a newborn baby, and then we blinked.
Ruby is one of a kind. She walks like a baby dinosaur and you may laugh, but it is so true! She completely refuses to say Dad and Jake tries every single day, believe me! He asks her to say it and she just says "Mam!" and grins at me. Yes, we do have a secret language. She talks gibberish to us and her eyes look at us like, "I hope you understood that because life is hard enough without you guys pretending like I'm talking a foreign language".