Because Em has just brought in the timer and set it for ten minutes, this will be quick! Kind of like speed posting. (Post on Markram interview will have to wait yet another day!)
I posted the following conversation on Emma’s Hope Book page on Facebook last night.
Driving home from the swimming pool. Nic and Em in the back seat.
Nic: Em stop it.
Em: Cha, cha, cha
Nic: Mom! Make her stop. She’s doing that just because she knows how much it annoys me!
Em: Cha, Cha, Cha
Me: Turning around to monitor the situation Okay, Em. What are you doing?
Nic: She’s trying to bug me!
Em: Grinning Cha, cha, chocolate milk!
Me: Oh my god, that’s hilarious. Richard! Putting my hand on Richard’s shoulder. Did you hear that?
Richard: What? What happened? Looks in rearview mirror.
Em: Laughing Cha, cha, cha, chocolate milk
Nic: She just changed it so you guys wouldn’t make her stop!
Em: Leaning toward Nic, gets right in his face Cha, cha, cha, chocolate milk!
Nic & Em begin laughing hysterically.
Not only was the above conversation noteworthy because this type of interaction between Nic and Emma is not typical, but it was also worth mentioning because of Em’s increased interest in word play. I see this in her desire to play Duck, Duck, Goose where she comes up with different word associations. Sometimes, as in the case of “China boat, china boat, ocean!” I’m not clear what the word association is, but I no longer doubt that there is one.
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