Annie and I were looking at the birds on my dress at dinner. “Wanna count them??” she asked, and started, “Wo-on. Too-oo. Three-ee. Four. Five. Six. Seven. Eight. Four. Five. Six!”
Paul says “Annie” now. It sounds like “ah-NUH.” It’s adorable.
On the way home today, Annie declared, “The CARS have no PEOPLE. THERE’S NO PEOPLE.” She likes to make test statements about the world and accepts corrections gracefully. It’s not a bad way to learn. So I explained: the cars on the road DO have people in them because a person has to drive. As I was saying it, I was realizing that by the time she’s driving, this will probably be wrong.