Wednesday, May 02, 2007

They can understand more than you THINK they can!

Simon and I are spending some quality time together this afternoon, since he decided to take a 40 minute nap instead of his usual 2 hour one. Ethan is blissfully sleeping, so it is quiet here. Simon is nestled on my lap, making sweet baby noises.

But a moment ago I was reminded that he is not such a baby anymore. We had a little snack together, a strip of dehydrated fruit, and when he was finished, he held out the wrapper to me.

"Okay, go put that in the trash!" I said.

He cocked his head, looked at me quizzically for a moment, and then toddled around the kitchen table, past the kitchen island and around the corner to the trash can. And every so sweetly threw his wrapper in the trash.

And he is only 14 months old!

Then he peeked his head around the kitchen island and gave me his famous *Simon* grin, so proud of himself for obeying!


Mrs. Pear said...

It is always surprising how much children understand! That is about the age Miss Pear started putting her own jammies in the dirty clothes hamper!

Anonymous said...

What a sweety! Mom

Anonymous said...

That's My grandson!

maryanne helms said...

I love when you see those seeds of compliance starting to grow...because many times at that age it's a struggle of will, constantly. Praise for the small victories!

andyandjenica said...

How cute!

Michelle said...

What a joyful moment you captured.

Qtpies7 said...

I love it when they start to follow directions!
But try to direct a 3yo to get a napkin from a dispenser and DQ, and get a bunch of customers giggles as you keep saying to the left, no to the right, up, up up, no, the other way, right in front of you. Oh, here! And then finally just get up and get it yourself, lol.

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