She's done this before (here most noteably, look at October 2006), had a week of huge developmental leaps and bounds. Now this is less 'huge developmental change' like starting to walk or talk, but she's leaping into her autonomy.
- She's still putting herself to sleep, going through the bedtime routine until she says "cribby!" and then she lays down and babbles, etc, until she falls asleep."No Mommy, I don't need you for this." So proud, but...!!!
- After a friend (thanks RL) opened my eyes to the fact that she's old enough to learn to wait for me on the OTHER side of the bathroom door, I've been keeping her out. Last night she just came and knocked on the door, and started talking to me. "I know you're in there, Mommy," she meant, "and I'm going to play here happily until you come out. I will now make cute noises," and she did.
- Last night in the tubby, she asks for some soap. So I dispensed some liquid soap into her hand - and she starts washing herself! Okay, so she kept asking for more, and she only tried to taste it twice, but she scrubbed her little knees and tushy and tummy - and then I put some in her hair, and she was a veritable "I'm going to wash that man right out of my hair" video... except, of course, she doesn't have enough hair to hide a man in.
- Which brings up the other "big kid" point from last week, but fortunately Mama Nechy combed out Sarah Rochel's hair, and there haven't been any other critters in there since, althought we are daily combing (with our 59 shekel 'Assy 2000' lice comb) and treating with rosemary oil as well. I really could have waited on THAT milestone, ya know?
She's just amazing, and I just adore her.
I'm at work now - back to paying attention to my staff meeting.