Isabella has done some great things today, which leads me to believe she just might be a genius. Or maybe I should call this blog entry – mini me. ha ha ha.
This morning before the shower, I turned some music on the iPod docking station and started flitting around the room, swan jumps, twirls and spins. Isabella really got a kick out of that, so she started doing it too. Now, she just started to spin multiple times in a row this week. So I knew she would really like to copy mommy. She can spin abot 6 times in a row, which obviously makes her so dizzy she will fall. I did “ring around the rosy” for the first time with her as well. We had fun.
Then in the shower I was putting her California Baby shampoo/bodywash on her (last week we tried Johnsons but it still is breaking her out) and sudsing up her body and hair. She grabbed the bottle, tapped her hand a few times, rubbed them together and started lathering her own hair. It was so cute. Whenever she does something spectacular (at least to me it is spectacular) I say yeah, and give her a high five. I went on to give her some actual shampoo to put into her hair, which delighted her to pieces.
While we were making lunch for daddy, I tried to involve her too. I give her the garbage from our salad making. She throws it away for me. We kept that up until she started trying to dig it back out. (She has a new fascination with the garbage can now. I think we are down to 18 alphabet magnetic letters.) So I said no more garbage today. So she started making a new noise with her mouth. Her daddy and her make the noise, which sounds like a rasberry on a tummy when she does it, but an elephant when daddy does it. I said, “elephant?” and she proceeded to run to the living room. I quietly wondered what she was doing and she ran back in the kitchen holding her puzzle (Melissa & Doug animal puzzle – thanks Kelly!) piece of an elephant! She is brilliant!
I know, I know, you don’t see the genius yet. To you it may be regular childish behavior, but to me, the proudest mommy ever, she is the smartest 13 month old ever!