Posted May 26, 2011 by
(Warning: If you don't have kids this post might make you roll your eyes.)
Veronica is exploding with language all the time these days, but yesterday it seeemed like she was saying something new every half hour.
Case in point: we were driving over to Sandy & Sarah's house for one last supper all together (Sarah made her amazing pizzas!) and I was complaining about something to Greg in the front seat. Greg replied, "You're just not going to be happy today, are you?"
I think I replied something to the effect of, "Not until I have a drink," at which point Vera piped up from the backseat.
"You're not happy, mama?"
"Not right now, kitten," I said.
Then she asked something she never has: "What's wrong?"
Greg and I both laughed and I replied, "I'm just stressed."
She didn't seem to like that answer though because she came back with a surprising and heartfelt one of her own. "You're sad because you miss your friends?"
How sweet is that?
But as if that wasn't enough to impress us, a half hour after arriving Sandy turned to Veronica and said, "Veronica, where are you moving?"
She promptly replied, "I'm moving to California."
Although we've been talking to her lots about the move, we had no idea that she had actually retained it. I know some of you are on your third eye roll by now, but seriously, when you go from having a kid that can say a few words at a time, to suddenly answering specific questions and posing emotional scenarios, it's pretty amazing.
Anyway, I asked her the same question this morning and recorded the answer. Please ignore the appalling cat scratch on her face. It's getting better every day and we're doing all we can to make sure it GOES AWAY.
Oh, you thought that was it? Nope. Right as we were leaving I was holding Veronica and I said, "Say goodnight to Sandy," and she turned to him and said, "Goodnight Sandy. Thanks for dinner."