Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Tiny Talk Tuesday


I am learning all kinds of things about letters from my 19-month-old Miss Esmé.


Did you know that the inside of a capital "Q" is a moon? Circle with a gouge out of it - makes sense to me.


And there is an "O" inside of a little "p". Take a look - it is very obvious.


And of course "M" and "W" are basically the same letter. You knew that.


But did you know "M" and "E" are basically the same letter? Especially when you are supposed to take the magnetic letters and match them up to written letters. Hold the "E" right, and it looks just like an "M."


How on earth are kids supposed to figure out this letter thing?


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She continues to amaze me with the way she connects things. Like when Daddy said, "Mommy, your hair is wild!" No further comment necessary. Esmé brought me a brush.


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I heard myself talk through her mouth yesterday. As she was calmly coloring with her colored pencils in the living room, I overheard her say to herself over and over, "No! Bad!"

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Tonight we went to an Indian restaurant with some friends. Esmé's 3-year-old friend A and she had lots of fun touching things - door knobs, the glass panes, the decorations, anything they could get their hands on. A started touching some of the plates on an empty table near us, so Daddy gave him a spiel about germs - how we pick them up by touching things, and transfer them to ourselves by touching our noses and eyes and ears, and transfer them to plates by touching them, and then when people eat from those plates, the germs get into their mouths, and germs can make us sick.

At the end of the spiel, Esmé launched her own spiel. "Eye." Point to eyes. "Mouth." Point to mouth. "Ear." Point to ear. As she started pointing to her nose, she noticed the laughs of those around and started giggling, too, hiding her face in Daddy's shirt. She definitely got the germ message.

And here is a photo of Esmé and A tonight, hands tightly clasped...

20 comments:

teachingtinytots said...

loved that she is one smart little cookie! it made me smile! :) she is a cutie pie too but i bet you already knew that! :)

Kori said...

I love the clasped hands; beautiful.

Damselfly said...

Pretty as ever and oh so smart!

Dana said...

such a cute picture of those too.. i love it!!

Sandra said...

That is such a sweet photo :)

Erin said...

It is amazing what goes through their little minds. Cute photo!

grammy said...

So much to learn and friends are such a great thing.

dani said...

you are so smart esme... i'm so proud of you, and you're not even mine:) and have i said adorable lately???
love,
dani

melissa s. said...

what a little smartie!!

[Somebody Loved] said...

Wow!
I have missed a bunch. I was gone for 5 days (Texas) and you posted many wonderful posts. Loved all the crafty Esmé things on P-DAY. Especially those pretzels... yum! I wish I had one right now. [11-12-08] Then that 'buddha-belly' is adorable... reminds me of my Yvette when she was Esmé's age.[11-16-08] Next those snuggle bunnies. When I was little my family raised bunny rabbits and it brings back memories. As always... your photos are amazing. [11-17-08] They grow up too fast! Enjoy!!!
ToOdLeS.ShEiLa

SarahHub said...

Cute and smart, too!

jojoebi said...

Well hello there MoziEsme, I never knew you were sneaking over to my pad and having a peak1 It is lovely having new friends to play with, come and have a play next time, ebi-kun loves new playmates too, he might talk your ear off though... you have been warned!

thank you for your comment, see you never know who is lurking in those dark corners, cute little girls of course!

Jamie said...

Very cute kiddos! Thanks for entering my giveaway.

& those bunnies in the last post are sooo cute!

:-)

Kristina P. said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Silky smooth is apparently where it's at.

Your daughter is adorable, and your life sounds very interesting. I will definitely return.

Breanne said...

How cute are they! Ohh - they aways earn from us.

teachingtinytots said...

i have a blog award for you at: http://teachingtinytots.blogspot.com/2008/11/snazzy-blog-award.html

One Mom said...

Oh Esme! You don't miss a thing! You must keep your mommy so very busy!

Andrea said...

haha...Esme always makes me smile...or laugh...or both! :) I'm glad she figured out that germ message even though the alphabet is pretty confusing!

Mary@notbefore7 said...

"No. Bad!" LOL! They sure do repeat us, don't they?


cute shot!

melanie said...

Isn't it funny when we hear ourselves coming out of our kids mouths? I heard Hailey tell our dog the other day, "That's NOT a good choice. You are going to time out!"