Clarissa is so smart. It is fun to see how her logic develops now that she can explain what she is thinking .
Every day she says things that crack me up. I don’t want to forget any of it . While there are “threenager” moments of pure drama, I am so glad to be this little girl’s mama.
Some of my favorite Clarissa conversations as of late:
If she doesn’t want to do something she cries or says she can’t do something. If you ask her why she usually says “because . . . is not my favorite.”
She loves her tricycle. She wants to bring it outside, to bathtime, to bed. But she is very adamant that it is her “bicycle” and not a tricycle.
She will often ask “is . . . in this life?” which basically means, “is this real?” think dinosaurs and things on TV
Clarissa loves “school.” I have a few things that I am working on at home with her and she calls it her “school books.” I have them in a special place. But I also have a huge rubbermaid of teacher things that she calls “your school books.” She can be very adamant that we do my school books as opposed to hers. So I have had to put the things I want to do with her with my teacher things so she thinks they are “my school books.”
She also says “that’s a tastic idea!” or “that’s NOT a tastic idea” (fantastic idea)
Clarissa has been able to count to ten for a while. Now she kind of understands the concept of what the numbers mean, so her favorite number is 10. Instead of asking for one more minute or for one of something , she now
requests demands 10! Ten Cheetos, ten shows, ten new toys . . .
When she counts, she says “one, two, free, I’m free, four, five, six, seben, eight, nine, ten!”
If she does something wrong and I ask her why she did something, she will respond with “because I did.” She also wants something “because I do.”
She usually has something specific in mind when she asks a question . For example , last week as we were preparing for a family walk she asked me about this sign on the elevator:
The conversation went something like this .
Clarissa: what does that sign say?
Me: don’t lean on the elevator
Clarissa: no it doesn’t
Me: read the sign in Korean
Clarissa: no it says don’t smash your boobs!
She is also pretty obsessed with going to California. She will sit in her car seat and “fly” to California. She climbs on the bench outside and says “all aboard!” to ride the train to California. All of the neighbor kids are excited about going to California too, they just don’t know why. (Dory is from the Jewel of Morro Bay, California. So if she goes to California, she will get to see Dory and Nemo)