Sunday evening, Jared went to our fellowship group and I stayed home with Lily (who had skipped her morning nap) to get her to bed early. Despite the lack of napping, she was happily entertaining herself so I turned on some music for her, and took the opportunity to finish washing the dishes. I heard the volume suddenly spike up, and a little voice singing along “LA, BA, DA”! I peaked in to find that she had pulled out the bottom drawer of the entertainment center, was standing inside the drawer, dancing and singing with her poor little eardrums inches from the booming music. She was so proud of herself.
She also started using “yes” and “no”. I thought we had a few more months before the “no-no-no-no’s” began. Thankfully, it’s only been in reference to things like “do you want your water?” or “do you want to climb up the stairs?” but I can tell those defiant tantrums won’t be far off. If we tell her “no”, she thinks it’s hilarious and repeats it until we somehow distract or remove her from the situation. I’m doing my best to ignore issues rather than turn it into a battle, but if it’s dangerous, I don’t have much of an option. I think she’s going to enjoy testing us these next few years… 🙂