The Daughter Chronicles

Friday, March 09, 2007

Mia is a lion!

When we get Mia out of the bath, Krys wraps her in a towel with a hood on it. Recently she bought the one pictured above, which is tan and has a lion's face on the hood. She began holding Mia up to the mirror and showing her the hood while telling her that it was a lion. She also taught Mia how to roar. About a week ago, she was holding Mia up and asked her what a lion says. Mia whispered a roar. Why she whispered it remains a mystery, but she was very happy to whisper it. Krys took her in the bedroom and began getting her ready for bed, and Mia continued to roar. When Krys asked her if she was a lion, Mia roared.

In case you're still wondering if we have the most adorable kids in the universe, the answer is YES!

As cool as that is, what's even cooler is the very fact that she's pretending. It's a perfectly normal 4-year-old thing to do, and because Mia is not a normal 4-year-old, we were wondering what normal 4-year-old things she would do. It's always encouraging to see her doing things that kids her age do, and pretending to be a lion is one of those things. She also has a hand puppet in the bath that looks like a monkey. She knows it's a monkey - she has told us repeatedly what it is - and occasionally, when she puts it on her hand, she will look at it and say, "Hel-wo!" She's not terribly good with "l" yet. So that's more pretending, which is a good sign.

Slow and steady wins the race, after all!


  • Unanimous vote here - your kids are adorable. It's probably a tight contest between yours and mine though for overall winner (although I suspect I'm biased towards my daughter!)

    By Blogger Custancia, at 9/3/07 2:17 PM  

  • I suppose we can allow biases toward your own children! That's only fair.

    By Blogger Greg, at 10/3/07 12:41 PM  

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