Tuesday, September 2, 2008
If she hears anyone ask what time it is, she's quick to look at her wrist and tap it. She hasn't figured out how to read her Rolex yet, though.
As she was playing with her fingers, Oupa asked Esmé if she was calculating with them. She ran away and came back with a calculator, pressing buttons and ready to start calculating how many fingers she had.
Feet get dirty here pretty quickly. Sometimes I borrow Esmé's bath water in the evenings to wash mine, and Esmé has copied me a few times, washing her feet with bar soap. Last night she motioned for me to put my feet in her bath, and she washed my feet! Rather sweet and symbolic . . .
Question: does it count if you hold your doll's hands together during prayer, or do you have to fold your own hands? Esmé would like to know. She thinks it's actually better to fold the doll's hands.
"Boat" is a new word this week, verbal and in sign language. She has also started signing "baby" or "my baby" when she sees babies.
We've practiced blowing kisses with limited success in the past, but it's really taken off this week - just in time for "K" week!
Her favorite new word of the week: "Remote." As in "Please give me that remote now - I want to play with it NOW!"
And here is Esmé walking and talking on one of her favorite remotes.