Eve’s approaching 18 months of age and we can’t remember for certain what her first word was. I’ve been mentally writing a list of interesting things Eve has been up to of late but now that we’ve forgotten this particular fact – I have decided that my brain is an increasingly unreliable place to keep such important information. We’ll see if the my “second brain” proved any more reliable in 50 years.
I am 95% certain that Eve’s first word was “doggie.” It is certainly her favorite word. For some reason now that she has figured out that our doggie Roe has a name, she calls him “Roe Roe” and Paul “doggie”. While her Dad is somewhat put out by this – I think she’s bequeathed upon him her favorite word. He gets hugs, squeals, nose kisses and a big ole “HI DOGGIE” when he walks in the room.
Eve has excellent manners. She says “thank you” for every little treat or favor no matter how small. She also asks for “more” music when the songs are changing track. I have decided I might as well perpetuate the myth that mommy is amazing so at the end of each song when she says “more” I reply that I am getting her more music and when the song starts up – I get a thank you. Some day she’ll realize what I am doing but for now, she’s in awe of my ability to take credit for the work of the CD player in the car.
In addition to having good manners, she is very tidy. She will pick up her dirty clothes – or our clothes – and put them in her dresser drawer. If the cabinet doors are left open, she will shut them. Last week she kept pointing at the door and going “close” while refusing to eat. I eventually realized she wanted the cabinets shut before she would eat. Door shut, oatmeal consumed. The first time she organizes canned goods alphabetically, we will be excited to see the cupboards cleaned – the second time we’ll be concerned.
Eve is very attentive to our family routine. On several occasions, she has brought me my coffee – in the bag ground – and a metal travel mug and said “bye bye.” Apparently whenever I make coffee I leave for work. Once she figures out the part where you add water she’ll be able to get rid of me at will.
When you ask Eve to be more gentle she responds by patting you softly on the check and saying “meow” several times. Apparently she believe cats are gentle and imitating one is the best way to show you she’s being gentle. More interestingly, to the best of my knowledge she has never actually SEEN a cat in real life.
More fun to follow.