Mar 5, 2012

figuring things out

Y'all, Lucy is at a stage that I'm SO excited about.  It's called "figuring things out" (and it apparently lasts until you're at least 31).

She is really taking things in, and making connections, and trying to get in the game.  It is adorable! 

In the last few days, she's been thinking about different kinds of brushes.  We brush teeth now, and brush hair.  I've seen a baby brush in her mouth (like a toothbrush) several times.  And she has a scrub brush that she loves (a gray, scroungy, cleaning scrub brush--I know, I'm a great mom).  Yesterday she walked up behind me and gently brushed my hair with it. :)

She hasn't been eating well, and I've been really talking up the eating.  At breakfast Saturday she lifted her shirt and looked down at her belly and tried really hard to feed it a banana!  It was so funny!  She was trying to find a short-cut, I guess!

I've been reading with her a LOT, and one book is "I'm the best."  It's about a dog who talks about how he's the best ("I can swim much faster than donkey, I'm the best!").  His friends feel sad and point out that they're good at things too.  Then they all decide they're good at being friends.  Lucy never gets very much past the first part, so she went around this weekend proudly proclaiming, "I'm the best."  It's so darn cute, but it's definitely the "don't do this" line of the story.  Ah well.

Finally, )and brace yourselves, this is precious) Lucy's figuring out who her family is.  I do a lot of "Lucy and Mama" talk with her.  We were at a stoplight and I turned around to touch her leg and say "Lucy and Mama" and she said, "Pap.  Nana.  John."  It was like, "you forgot a few important people, mom!"  I thought it was just great that she knows her family and that we all go together :)

And, ahem, as far as 31 year olds figuring things out... I realized (AFTER I got home!) that I'd gone to two stores and chatted with people there (including a cute but young computer guy) with my sweater on INSIDE OUT!  There was a big tag sticking out from my side like a flag and an obviously inside-out zipper right in the front.  Oh my!


  1. Oh my goodness, that's adorable!! Welcome to motherhood, I've not done the sweater thingy but I've done the fly totally open thingy, lol!!

  2. Great post! You're hilarious... And sweet little Lucy. She's getting so big! Love you and her!