Jack has been making some big developmental leaps this past week or so. Since he was about 15 months old, his vocabulary has been well beyond that point where we counted how many words he had, and he has used sentences freely. But the structure and depth of his sentences has very clearly changed this week. A conversation this week:
Jack to his dad, "Is it thundering?"
Jack, "Is it going to rain some more?"
Jack, "I'm not scared anymore."
Jack, "It's not thundering anymore!"
Prior to this week he had been asking questions like crazy, but no matter what your answer was it seemed like he never heard the answer he was expecting, so he would just keep asking and asking and asking and asking. This week you can answer him and it is final. Another conversation. "Mama, what are you doing?" "Making dinner Jack. What are you doing?" "I am sitting here waiting for a hot dog." And he stopped there. (Speaking of hot dogs, while we were grilling on Sunday he carried around that package of hot dogs for almost an hour. He played ball while holding it, chased bugs while holding it, and who knows what else. It cracked me up.)
And one more, just because it was funny. We were in the car on the way to a garage sale. We passed a sign that said we were entering St Louis. Dave says in a goofy voice, "Welcome to St Louis!" and Jack replied with "uh oh." (I realize this is not so funny to those of you who aren't very familiar with St Louis City. St. Louis is the most violent city in the US this year , a fact that I do not find the least bit funny.)
We have been a little crafty too. After I saw this butterfly , I knew Jack and I had to make them. He has been asking me if he can make more of them ever since, he loved it so much. I think more butterflies are on the agenda for today then! Ours deform a bit when hanging, and I hoping to find a crafty solution to that problem.
Tomorrow I will show you the dresser remake, it is all done and it is wonderful!