Nothing much new to report these days! Erin continues to develop her language skills at a rapid rate. Every day it seems like she has developed new words and clearer pronunciations. Sometimes she seems to say some words much more clearly than many adults do. It amazes us!
I am thriled to announce that Erin is also potty trained! Finally! I was starting to get a little stressed about it, as her 3rd birthday approaches. I didn't want her held back from preschool in the fall because of something like this. In typical Toes style, she decided one day she was done with diapers and was accident free after two days. :) I am so happy I didn't push the issue earlier.
Between that and just a change in attitude, it is as though Toes has changed from a Toddler to a Preschooler overnight. *sniff, sniff*
Erin is also starting to become much more aware of her processors and the fact that her ears don't work like other people's ears. She doesn't seem bothered by it. Kids are so matter-of-fact about these things.
Tonight, after her bath, we were curled up on a chair in her room reading stories when she said "Tomorrow I go to the doctor." I asked her why she needed to go to the doctor. She said (and pointed to) "My ears." I told her we wouldn't be going to the doctor again for her ears for a long time. (Her next ENT appointment isn't until December) She said "Oh. I hear here?" and pointed to her processors. I said "Yes." She nodded and seemed to think about if for a minute and then said, "Not in the bath."
She was grinning when she said this. If you had witnessed the bath she just had, you would know why. Bath time is a challenge. And it is very easy for her to take charge of the situation. As a result, I am often totally soaked from head to toe by the time we are done. What child wouldn't love *that* scenario?
I am not sure how to take that whole exchange. I don't think it is something she is sad about. She seems to finally be noticing these things on her shoulders are not something everyone has. I get the impression she sees it as a plus. As though she has a nifty toy no one else does.
I imagine as time goes on, she will continue to have these "a ha" moments as she begins to understand what it is that makes her different. Dad to Toes and I want to help her understand without making it a big deal.
The things that differentiate her from her peers are so minimal compared to the things that are similar.