Three days ago, Gracie became extremely articulate. Don't get the idea that she hasn't been verbose.
She has been. Since birth.
However, if I've noticed anything over the course of my parenting toddlers, it's that new developments often happen quite suddenly....as in....one minute they don't do something - the next minute they do, with gusto.
So, I picked Gracie up, and with great expression and many words, she told me all about her troubles. I stood there, holding her, and thinking...."It just happened again. Before my very eyes. Wow."
Later that day, and increasingly again, I heard her again and again explaining herself to people. Childhood is simply amazing. I'm so blessed to be a mom.