Avery is officially two and a half! As a mature 2 1/2 year old, she feels qualified to tell anyone who will listen exactly how her world should be run. Should you deviate from this worldview of hers she will loudly tell you how it should have been done and then tell you she’s being “po-lite.” She will also tell anyone and everyone how everyone else’s world should be run. For example, when Evelyn is upset and we tell Avery this, she will often correct us by informing us that Evelyn is not upset. This is often leaves us wondering what the loud noise coming from Evelyn is, since it’s also a fact that Evelyn is NOT crying.
Ivan and I are really excited that Avery is sleeping at night much better lately. For a while there she was getting up a couple or three times most nights and at least once almost every night. We never figured out for sure what was bothering her. We think maybe a combination of teething and leg cramps. It was fairly clear that she was hurting somehow or somewhere, we just couldn’t figure out where or how. Hopefully this recent trend will continue and we can all get some more rest.
Avery’s struggling to learn obedience. Being up all night and tired all day hasn’t so much helped this process, and we’re all having a hard time convincing her that she needs to do anything that she doesn’t want to. She comes by it honestly… her mom’s pretty stubborn and single minded, but we all have to learn I suppose.
She’s also very loving. She tells me she loves me, but she always says “I love you, too.” Even if she says it first she always adds the “too” at the end. Lately she’s asked me “What do you like?” a couple times a day. She figured out a day or two ago that I usually say “I like you” and since then she asks a lot more often. She likes to snuggle with Evelyn, but usually gets yelled at for it, as she always manages to end up snuggling on top of Evelyn.
Avery’s been really into words lately and asks what everything means. She’s at that stage where she asks about any kind of word, even the ones she knows, like train. For her language has been a little more complex, I think, though as she’s fairly regularly exposed to Hungarian, English, sign language, and sometimes Spanish. Sometimes when there’s another language going on somewhere she declares that someone is speaking “Garin” (Hungarian). She seems to know the difference between the languages, though, because anytime Ivan speaks in Spanish she says “Hola Pocoyo!” Pocoyo is a Spanish cartoon that we found that Avery really likes. She’s a clever little monkey.