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October 28, 2010

At twenty months, Elizabeth loves to sing.  She sings many, many songs.  Some she appears to make up.  Others are more familiar like "Incy-wincy spider", "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" and "Rock-a-bye-baby".  Sometimes we only figure out what she's singing from the actions.  Sometimes it's more obvious, like when she does a count down from five and yells "Blast OFF!" That's the Zoom Zoom rocket ship song that is nearly obligatory in all circle times in this area.  Elizabeth loves to count things.  She mostly counts in English (up to seven), but sometimes in French (up to trois).


Her favourite grace is "Alleluia Praise Ye the Lord".  If we don't sing that grace, she will usually grab Mom and Dad's hands sometime during the meal and start an impromptu rendition.  Sometimes she starts singing "Praise Ye the Lord" spontaneously. I'm sure God is smiling.


I don't have any videos of her singing.  I do, however, have a lot of videos of her staring at the camera accusingly and me saying "Busted"...  I think I need a hidden camera!


She loves to dance, but her dances have become more focussed on making her animals dance.  She tends to violently shake them up and down to the music, giggling hysterically.  For that matter, all activities are more focussed on her animals.  "Bun-ting" the Bunny often eats dinner with us, goes shopping, supervises washing dishes, wears Elizabeth's clothes and goes to the potty.  We do draw the line on animal participation sometimes, but we definitely pick our battles!  Bunny also wants to nurse.  I learned quickly that this isn't a whim to indulge since if Bunny "nurses" then Bear wants to nurse too until we have whole lineup of animals.  She's pretty insistent that she can't nurse her own babies.  Actually I'd say that she tends to treat her animals more as siblings than as her babies, which works to our advantage.  "Show Bunny how nicely you eat" is a favourite and effective trick.  I just hope that she never dunks Bunny in the toilet.


She loves going up and down the stairs.  Standing up.  Preferably not holding on to anyone.  She also loves going around and around and around objects.  Especially if she can run her hand along it.


She still colours a lot.  Right now she's in a circle phase.  At playgroup she'll systematically work her way through every marker in the jar, drawing one precise circle with each one.


Helping is still a favourite activity.  When she sets the table she usually puts my cutlery on the opposite side of where I sit.  She's decided the highchair belongs to Maria and won't sit in it.  Instead we use her booster seat and a placemat. 


We don't know why, but she's developping a complicated relationship with her Daddy.  Sometimes she gets something for him and then yanks it away at the last second.  She's been known to scratch and once she bit him so hard it left marks for nearly an hour.  Just telling her off brought floods of tears, "sorry" and a lot of remorseful kissing.


She's very talkative, but we don't always understand what she's saying. Sometimes we understand what she's saying but that doesn't help.


For instance, we have a variation on the following theme nearly every time we get into the car.

Elizabeth:  "Duck"

Mom: "Duck?"

Elizabeth: "Duck!"

Mom: "Do you want the song about the duck?"

Elizabeth: "Yes"

Mom puts on the song about the duck.

Elizabeth: "No No No No.  DUCK!"

We have a lot of songs about ducks.

On November 5, 2010 at 04:02 pm
Beth said:
Hey Mary - I really enjoy the blog. Elizabeth sounds very advanced to does she seem to you when you interact with her peers? I don't think many 20 month olds can draw precise circles (or count to 7 for that matter). I'm very impressed.
Anyway, thanks for the great posts. Will be nice for Annika and Elizabeth to meet one day.
On December 24, 2010 at 12:04 pm
Auntie Janice said:
A few days ago, when driving... I figured out a clue to the "no, no, no, duck!" dilemma. We'd already tried all of the various duck songs... and then she pointed outside to me. Duck! she said. duck! And behold, there was a truck right beside us... I wonder how many times we've made that mistake?

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