Yesterday morning there was a break in the rain, so I got out to “stretch my legs”. After the first half hour or so, I stopped by the house and urged Ricki to join me for a slow walk. After a bit of prodding, she agreed to come.
However, each puddle we passed, she (like any two-year old) stomped into it on purpose. Finally I
“Ricki, only little girls walk into rain puddles. Nearly-adult teen girls AVOID puddles, because they don’t want to ruin their shoes….”
Guess what? She stopped stepping into the water. I did it right…….
Also yester day I played a game with Ricki (“Li Mi Yeesh”) where one has to describe an object, without naming it. [ie, a saw would be called “a work tool that you can cut wood with…” or the like] In the past, Ricki has invariably blurted out the name of the object, and has had trouble GIVING a description (although she has been able to follow my descriptions for years already…). Well, yesterday she had NO problem giving directions, and won the game hands down. (GRIN!)