Her most recent developmental advances include asking "why" twelve billion times a day.
Sarah: Mommy, why does the kids go to school?
Mommy: So they can learn.
M: So they can know things and be good mommies and daddies when they grow up.
M: So they can take good care of their kids.
M: Because God wants them to take good care of their kids.
M: Because He loves the kids and the mommies and the daddies.
M: Because He made all of us and he loves us.
M: I don't know Sarah.
She generally continues asking why until I say "I don't know." Not sure if this exercise if for her to learn things or for me to learn humility. Either way, I think it's working.
Sarah is also using the big girl potty! For the longest time she was just NOT interested. I could put her in big girl clothes and she would happily pee in them all day long. Obviously, we didn't do that very many days.
One day though she said, "Mommy, I want to wear panties to school. Mrs. Barnes and Mrs. Snyder will LOVE them." And so she did. And of course they did, love them that is. And her. So since then we have been making it more and more of a habit and she is doing fantastically. Hallelujah.
Sarah also loves to do things herself. Like climbing into and out of the van and her car seat, getting things down from cupboards, dressing herself. Especially dressing herself. Yes, she wears clothes backwards sometimes and yes, they usually do NOT match. But we like to go with what we've got, and this little girl has style. So here is her birthday outfit for today and some cutie patootie pictures for you on Sarah's birthday. Happy Birthday Sarah Bear!