Amaya’s been pretty good at being completely ignored these days.
She wakes up at 6am, unlocks the back door, and goes over to see Nana without even saying a word to us.
She sang to herself in her room this morning: “Twinkle, twinkle little star… How I wonder Farmer Dell.” That verse was immediately followed without pause to “All the single ladies, all the single ladies… dum dum dum dum dum dum put a ring on it…” Which may be the actual words to the song.
She even initiates her daily alphabet lesson because she knows she can’t watch a show until she does it, and she’s realized that we aren’t making sure she gets that in anymore. She runs to us and says, “What letter do you want me to draw?” and we say a bunch of letters and then she erases them before we can come check on how they look. But really, she’s doing much better with letters. Jake listened to a podcast and told me that she has good episodic memory but not good semantic memory. I’m not exactly sure what that means, but it sounds like this:
I show her the word “rat” after we’ve done every word I can think of that rhymes with cat. She understands what rhyme is and can clearly see that I keep only changing the first letter.
“Amaya, what word is this? Sound out the first letter.”
“Ummmmm…. huh, huh, huh…” (she’s sounding out the “H” sound)… “BOOK.”
So we still have a ways to go.
She likes little Mozely, although she did tell someone that we gave him away because he cries too much, and when someone offered her a trade in, baby for a puppy, she immediately ran to us and let us know we could have the greatest deal ever.
She didn’t cry when we said “No,” though