Thursday, June 17, 2010

Neck and neck

Somebody once told us that German Shorthaired Pointers are so smart they can understand as many words as a 2-year-old.  Indeed, Riley knows many words and phrases, but Olivia is passing her up.  When O is drinking a bottle of milk we'll go through body parts, me asking where it is and O pointing to each: nose, eyes, chin, hair, tummy, leg, knee, toes, feet, neck, head.  She shows interest in certain food items just by name, like oatmeal and strawberries.  She follows phrases like "close the door", "sit down," "sit in your chair," and "put it in your mouth."  When she has something she shouldn't, she says, "No. No. No. No. NO! NO!" as it is taken away, and is usually followed by screaming and laying on the floor.  Ahh, the age of tantrums.  Sometimes it doesn't bother me and I just walk away and ignore her, but in the tub or in the high chair I have to take deep breaths and focus on redirection. 

Add cucumbers to the short list of vegetables Olivia eats. 

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