Our favorite thing (yeah, right!) to work on with Maggie (who is most definitely three years old) is listening. I've heard hubby telling her to look at us while we're talking so we know she's listening. This from the man who frequently doesn't respond or look when I'm talking! But, he makes a good point, even if he doesn't practice what he preaches ;)
Tonight the discussion was over Maggie picking up her animals and putting them on her bed (since she can't reach the net they go in, this is as close as she can get to putting them away). I left her putting them that far, and she wandered out to ask her daddy if she could watch something on TV. I think there was a microphone announcing my arrival in the room to her sweet brain. She said almost immediately, "Mommy, say I'm sorry...erm..um...Mommy? I'm sorry for not cleaning up my room." Good save, kid. I am not the one to say I'm sorry in this situation. Thankfully her apology was sincere this time, and we promptly picked up her animals and put them away together.
Yep. I guess this starts at 2! I'm starting to have to try the tricks I've learned - get on their level, look them in the eye, touch them, talk in a whisper or sing! Sometimes, none of these work!
She is so sweet. :) Hope she never changes.
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