I Want Everyone To Know How Smart She Is

It's 10 o' clock on Saturday night and I'm supposed to be writing a draft for a post I have to have submitted to a brand for review by Tuesday, but all I want to do is sit here and write about how smart Em is. She truly is just so smart and I find myself amazed by it every single day. She actively participates in all of the conversations that we have going around our house. She understands the games that Jay tries to play with her. She laughs and smiles when she watches Moana, and cries and gets scared during The Brave Little Toaster. She has likes and dislikes. She is cute and sweet, but also fiery and sassy. 

The time Derek did her hair while I was running a race. 

A few days ago Derek and I wanted to see if she knew how to raise her eyebrows. We were at the dinner table and kept showing her how to do it, and then she would open her eyes wide and nod her head trying to get herself to do it. It was one of the cutest things I've ever seen. 

Today when Derek got home from a business trip we were working on eyebrows again with her (this isn't some sort of weird OT/PT thing, Derek and I just think it's funny), and she took her two pointer fingers and physically pushed her eyebrows up and down, and smiled at us. I'm amazed by how she was able to problem solve the situation. The thought process of, "Well I can't make them go up and down on their own, but I can use my fingers to make them go up and down!"

Later that same day Em was in my bedroom and I had just gotten a bunch of new pink envelopes to ship my Lipsense stuff in. She had taken the envelopes out of the package and started throwing them everywhere. When I asked her, "What are you doing?", she responded, "I got mail!" with the biggest smile on her face. 

These little exchanges happen all the time. Things that seem so simple to most parents, but they mean everything to Derek and I. I love that she knows what sound a puppy makes. I love that she knows which house in the neighborhood is ours, and that she says "house!" when we drive past it. I love that she knows where the goats are on the side of the road and that she calls out to them when we drive by. I love that she can count to ten, and that she calls fifteen, "five-teen." I only ever wanted her to know that she was here, and that she's loved, and yet we're constantly given so much more. 

1 comment

  1. Awww... She sounds like she really is the sweetest little girl! <3