Hanna has been working so hard on her speech skills, and she really is a lot easier to understand, but some days...oh my. I can go crazy trying to figure it out.
She loves going to bed at the end of the evening and makes sure before I close that door, that I didn't forget prayers. If I do, she yells out "But Mama! What about prayers?!" So I go back in, sit down with her, and she talks to God like he's a good friend. It usually goes something like this:
"Thank you Lord, for having a good day, and my good family, and my baby glow worm, and the kitties, and for makin' us healthy and for waking up in the mornin' and having a bagel. Amen!"
The other night, just as we were finishing up prayers, she says to me, "I don't want baby glow worm tonight, I want a drough-dit."
I tried every combination I could think it could possibly be, with one being a troll tick.
I got a few laughs out of her, but mostly, she was frustrated! We both were! Finally she sits down and says
"No! It lights up. It has one colour. It doesn't play music. It's a tttit!"
Finally, I said "Okay, it's a (*instert 't' sound here*)....what letter does it start with, Hanna?" I could tell that she was trying so hard to put a sound in front of the "t".
She says "It's a "s" word!"
So I figured it out....a stick!
A GLOW STICK.
Good job, girl. She explained it in detail, so I could figure it out. What a big girl she's getting to be.
Such a smarty.