Michaela continues to amaze me on a very regular basis, pretty much daily. She has progressed to full sentences. In fact, she makes a point of using full sentences now. She is also in the question stage. Inquiring minds want to know, about everything. Her favorite question is: “What is it?”. She asks me this repeatedly throughout the day. Usually it is not because she does not know exactly what something is, but because she wants to learn how to describe things. She is interested in adjectives and properly used “little” last night.
If there is one thing that is teaching me about the beauty of the human mind, it is my daughter. Her cognitive abilities have exploded in the last year. It is breathtaking. I watch videos of her when she was a 1 year old and I am stunned by the difference. She is a little girl now. She is extremely bright. I will have my work cut out for me homeschooling her.
I am also seeing how crucial discipline is at this age. I don’t mean punishment, I mean instilling actual discipline, something that I struggle with, even after 6 years in the Navy. Toddlers think that they are the center of the universe. Now is the time to teach her that she is not the center. She thinks that everything is hers and “mine” comes out of her mouth repeatedly. She is learning about possession, but does not want to relinquish her grip on things. It is fascinating and frustrating to watch.
Motherhood continues to humble me. This morning, I once again am awed that God entrusted this little person to me of all people. I have to fight the urge to ask Him if He is crazy.