Wefie before the little one's bedtime.
She took only one nap today and was up since 3pm. 😩
When we asked her to take a short nap just before dinner time, she said, very firmly, shaking her head and waving her hand:
So it has officially started.
For the record, she's always been able to communicate her "no"s, waving her hand, shaking her head, pushing away whatever she doesn't want, or simply walking away.
More recently, she's clearly saying it.
With her mouth forming a small pout after saying it.
It's kinda cute, but I have to learn the art of negotiation with a toddler. 😂
That's me saying no, and she thinks it's funny.
So instead of taking a nap, she was pacing up and down the living room with her hand holding her toy phone (a walkie-talkie) to her ear, talking animatedly.
None of the things she said made sense to me, but the conversation was clearly a lively one, complete with hand gestures (Why? Where? What?) and varying tonality and expressions.
And then she walked to her new little corner, her own bookshelf at the bottom corner of the cabinet, built for her, at a height where she can stand and reach for her books easily.
She picked the books she wanted to read, or rather, listen to.
I realised she really has a mind of her own, down to her book choices for today.
She picked Twinkle twinkle little star, and flipped through the pages as I sang to her. Twice.
She then closed the book, put it back on the shelf and picked another one.
It was Incy Wincy Spider, another song book. 😁
I recently bought her a giant book with lots of illustrated stories in it, but all she does is to flip through the pages. I'd tried reading to her on many occasions including today, but she'd either flip through the pages randomly and quickly, or walk away. 😂
But to song books, wow very attentive.
What can we do?
Let's all be cheeky!
Hahahaha mother-daughter impish look.
(Daddy says he's impish by nature lol.)