Avery is learning opposites. Hungarian sausage is called Kolbasz (pronounced like cole and then boss) and we eat it on toasted sandwiches with cheese. One day Avery said she liked her “hot”basz sandwich.
Some other funny things she says:
“Long loodles” or “skabetti” for spaghetti
“babulous” for fabulous
Avery calls everyone “honey.” She comes up to me and says “Can you eat your sandwich honey?” with this very sweet little voice. She does this with Evelyn too. “Can you share, honey?” She also calls everyone and everything “amazing.” It comes from Monsters vs. Aliens.
She’s also a little cuddle bug. We like to cuddle and read books together at nap time (we’ve re-instituted nap time lately). But she doesn’t stick with Mommy cuddles, anyone is good. When we go to rhyme time she typically finds the first person that looks nice and puts her arms up to say she wants to be held.
She has been sleeping better at night, but her fourth two year molar still hasn’t seen fit to pop through, so I’m sure we’ll have another month or two of wakeful nights before we’re totally done. Do kids get three year molars? If so I’m declaring her next Birthday a second second Birthday because I need a year of sleep before this kid teethes again.
Avery likes her sister a lot. So much that she likes to help her do everything. Unfortunately sometimes this translates into helping Evelyn stand by pulling her up by the head. Evelyn protests, of course, but Avery doesn’t mind. Avery thinks it’s really neat that Evelyn gets praise when she stands up by herself, so Avery will come right next to her and stand up while looking at me with a grin on her face. So we clap for Avery standing up all by herself too. Evelyn doesn’t seem to mind sharing the limelight, so it’s all good.
Avery stayed at her friend Scarlet’s house while we went to Istanbul this month. It was the first time we’d left her and she did great. Scarlet’s parents say she didn’t talk for two days and she was pretty hyper and excited to see us when we came back, but she didn’t cry much. I was pretty proud of her. She’s really a pretty independent kid most of the time.