Thursday, May 22, 2014


Magpie finds noses, and all they do, fascinating. For a couple of months, she has broken into laughter anytime anyone blows their nose. She thinks it is hilarious. Don't know why, but nose blowing is mighty humerous to an 16-18 month old. Due to this, in our household, we tend to blow our noses a lot, and resultingly, there is a lot of laughter.

More recently, Magpie began using the word "achoo!" whenever someone sneezes. Loves the word. Loves to say it. And it's really really cute the way she says it in her little Muppet voice.

Fast forward to last night as I was serving dinner. I was in the kitchen and she was sitting at her high chair in the dining area watching me. Suddenly, suprisingly and out of nowhere, I sneezed.

And then a little voice, also surprising and out of nowhere said quite clearly,

"Bless you!"

My heart melted. How did she learn this phrase? I have no idea, but it was adorable. And so appropriate to the moment. And it was again one of those reminders that my little baby girl is such a fully formed person who is now able to tell us some of the things she's been observing and thinking for some time.


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  1. Adorable. Wait until she says "I love you Mommy" on her way out the door ... My preschooler said that to me this morning.

  2. We have a book where a cow sneezes and Frostina cracks up every time. I thought she was the only one who thought sneezes were funny.

  3. Just wait, it keeps getting better. The things that come out of my toddler's mouth keep us laughing. :-)

  4. So lovely! And you'll be glad to have kept a record of this, as the years roll by!

  5. So precious!!! That child is brilliant- and why wouldn't she be?

  6. It is so amazing when they start participating in conversations. Last summer we were driving past a grain elevator and were talking about it; suddenly, from the backseat, 18-month-old Gwen pipes up "elevator!", a new word from the previous week when she and I had been staying in a university dorm on the 8th floor, so we got to ride the elevator a lot. She was enthralled by it, and clearly felt she had something to contribute to our conversation on elevators.

    And in the year since, it's only gotten better. Her contributions are sometimes appropriate, sometimes hilarious, and always wonderful.

  7. Just the other day, I sneezed and my almost 2 year old said "bless you Mama" in his little voice - so clearly too. I, too, paused and my heart melted a little :)

  8. so adorable :)

    ok, wait until she says "oh sh*t"...

    they are SO observant and little sponges, for it all, good & bad!

  9. I love updates from you. Hearing about Magpie always makes me smile.


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