Ella's speech development is really coming along. She tries very hard to get everything grammatically correct. It almost feels like she's someone that doesn't speak English as their native language. She pauses frequently, searches for the correct tense of a verb, tries to use "him" and "her" properly, etc. It's interesting to watch her learn like that. It's also interesting to see what she says. Her big thing now is to rat people out on things that she knows I won't be happy with. For instance, she has a toy crib upstairs that Aron's Granny gave to her. Granny used to put her doll babies in it when she was little and she's 80 so it's probably about 75 years old or so. Ella has all of her bazillion stuffed animals in it with a couple blankets, too. She always wants to get in there and play with them but I won't let her because I'm afraid she's too heavy and will break it. She tried to get in it last night and I told her no. She then told me "Mommy you go to work now, k?" I laughed and ask her why she wanted me to go to work. She said "Daddy let Ella play in here when you go work." Oh ho! He does, does he?? I told her Daddy and Mommy would have to have a "discussion" on what's appropriate use of the crib. Another example would be Luke's walker that we have. She always wants to get in it and have a snack. I won't let her do this because she's way too big for it and exceeds the weight limit on it. She tried to get in the other day and I told her no. Again, she asks me "Mommy you go to work now, k?" I asked her why she wanted me to go to work. She said "Grammie here... let Ella have snack in there." Oh ho again! She does, does she??
Sometimes I'm not sure what to make of what she says, though. She likes to take naps in my bed sometimes but she will only sleep on my side of the bed. She tells me that Aron's side of the bed stinks. She's told me that Jane, our kitty, poops in her bed (note: although Jane has mental health issues, she does not poop in Ella's bed. I have checked it thoroughly for signs of Jane byproduct. Please do not call Children's Services. Thank you.). She also told me that when she saw Aunt Annie and Uncle Kevin over the weekend that Aunt Annie painted Uncle Kevin's toes with nail polish. I'm not sure what to make of this. I don't know Kevin all that well but I'm going to go out on a limb and say that this is false, too.