Welcome to a new series of ongoing postings. I feel Maggie is finally at a place where she says really hilarious and off-the-wall and smart and quirky things.
*Maggie knows most of the ABC song and it's wonderful to hear her sing it...the best part is when she concludes the letters: "X,Y, Zeke."
*We got a balloon at Central Market (a glorified Whole Foods) this week and she loved it. She let it go in the house and it flew to the ceiling and she said, quite seriously, "I can't reach it." Just. Like. That. I didn't even know she knew this phrase!
*After reading a book from the library last week (Mathew A.B.C by Peter Catalanotto), she latched onto one particular character: "Matthew I. is Incognito" the book reads. As we drove home from shopping last weekend, she suddenly shouted out, "Incog-mito!" and said it over and over. We thought it was hilarious because we hadn't read that book all day, nor talked about it. I had no idea she even picked up on this word. Now, she says, "Incog-mito" to get a good laugh from us.
*She fell off her stool the other day and proceeded to start shaking her body, saying something I did not recognize. It took a me a few minutes to realize she was saying, "Shake it off, shake it off!" Again, another phrase I had no idea she knew.
*Lastly, when Aron was a child, his family had a female Weimaraner dog named Hogeboom (Ho-ga-boom), named after football star, Gary Hogeboom. Aron mentioned *one* time to Maggie that the toy dog she has should be called Hogeboom. A week or more passed. As she and I walked down the hall on Wednesday to do laundry, she carried her dog and declared, "Hogeboom!" What a smart little girl!