Tag: toddlers

Sing-a-long

Now play this on a loop for the rest of the day, and make sure you sing the “all the king’s horses” line EVERY. SINGLE. TIME!

It’s really cute, though, isn’t it? I’ve been changing it up, translating the line to Afrikaans (took the minion a couple seconds to process that, after which she just continued), or transcribing it to “all the king’s soldiers and all the king’s steeds” (that one threw her completely, but mostly just due to quickly-diminishing limitations in her English vocabulary…)

Zoom

The minion is having a make-believe Zoom call. No screen, just an old, broken keyboard I’ve given her to play with.

The wife and I both had to come say hi to her “work people” – she always pops in during my bi-weekly video call with the rest of my team to say hello 😀

Uncooperative insects

The minion just had a meltdown because a cockroach wouldn’t stay put so she can look at it.

In other news, we’ve gone two nights in a row with no diaper and no accidents. Yay!

Also, I can give her a series of instructions to complete a task, and not only does she complete the task successfully, she actually comes back and ask questions if she’s not sure what to do. She’s already more advanced than most highschoolers I’d ever taught, and a disturbing number of adults I know…

Growing up

And just like that, the minion no longer needs her step stool and training seat to use the toilet. (She’s fallen in a couple times, but thinks it’s very funny when that happens.)

This morning she also selected her own outfit for the day and dressed herself, and brushed her teeth, all without any assistance from us.

I’ll be teaching her how to drive one of these days (don’t tell anyone, but I’ve already started…)

A new type of commerce

The minion is currently running a shop out of a freezer box in our living room selling various baked goods.

When asked what something costs she replies, “Give me your wallet,” upon which she removes what she thinks is an appropriate sum. Most expensive plastic donuts ever!

Sometimes she puts money in, instead, through…