Growing Out On A Limb

The buh-flys and bees

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It really does amaze me how quickly Oliver is picking up new words.  I know part of that is the interaction he has with older kids at the sitter’s but I like to think it is also due to all of our reading time.  Even the current distraction technique during butt-changing is to hand Oliver a little book that he can flip through.  It works every time – he talks and points while I’m wiping him up and interacting with him. 

Today I grabbed a knock knock book that goes on and on with cheesy knock knock jokes like “Olive… Olive who? … Olive you so much”.  Apparently it is just the right amount of repetitive since Oliver surprised me this morning by saying “Naw naw” after only reading it a couple of times. 

Directly following the struggle that is changing and dressing, Oliver picked up another fave book about ‘Bumble’ the bee.  He didn’t like this one at first but I would point out the bee on every page and it became a game of hide and seek… “beeee!”.  (And we never forget the cow of course… “Mooo”). 

And another book from the same author is about a green caterpillar wishing she could be a different, brighter color.  On the last page, where she has turned into a butterfly of many colors, I said, “Look at the beautiful butterfly”, to which Oliver said, “buh-fly”, as matter-of-factly as if he’s been saying it for months now. 

Something about that “buh-fly”  made my heart melt a little!


Author: furrychocolates

30-something living in New Brunswick, Canada. Married with two adorable boys, piano player and teacher, curler, and enjoy all types of sewing and crafting.

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