My mother-in-law called this morning and she is sick, and decided not to make the long drive to see us this weekend. I felt guilty that I am mildly relieved.
The dutchkid was kind of bummed about it, although I think she was thinking it was going to be my mom because it brought up whether we were going to see Grandpa too (and my father-in-law is no longer with us). I was looking forward to the visit just in that it’s fun to show off your kid to someone who thinks she is as brilliant as you do. My dh had her all ready to show off her verbal skills. He’s determined that she’s a genius because she does have a good memory and can “read” books that we have read often together.
For example, we have been reading the lovely book called Over in the Meadow by Ezra Jack Keats. We borrowed it from the library, but I think I’m going to add it to our permanent collection. It’s a very sweet rhyming and counting book. She can ”read” up until about number five. It goes something like this:
Over in the meadow, in a hole, in a tree
Lived a mother bluebird and her little birdies three.
“Sing!” Said the mother
“We Sing!” Said the three
So they sang and were glad in the hole in the tree.
I think that’s normal for an almost 3 year old, but it sure is cute.