24 September 2008
More Reasons Why Grace is Smarter Than I Am
Grace frequently demonstrates her brilliance to me. I have a nightgown that has things like "Darjeeling" and "Earl Grey" written all over it, and she recently pointed to my nightgown and said "teapot." And I noticed for the first time that there are also teapots on the nightgown which I have worn longer than she has been alive.
I would write more about this phenomenon, but Sue really summed it up in this post. I frequently get so stuck in my own thoughts that I don't realize what is going on in the world around me. Alex can attest to the truth of this because he likes to tease me about the time he asked if there was anything on his back and I said, "No, dear," without looking up from what I was doing. He had to say, "Could you actually look at my back before you answer?"
Grace also noticed today that Alex was wearing the awesome eighties aviator sunglasses, and automatically assumed that we would be "Going on the boat?" because those are Grandpa's eyewear of choice when boating. Genius.
As final evidence, I give you this. Yesterday, she summed up our entire relationship in one short pithy statement as I tried (and failed) to take a nap:
"Mommy, no sleep. I hungry."
Thanks Grace, I was wondering what you were on about, but now I know.