As Lana's linguistic skills improve and develop, I have gotten some cute insights into how her little brain works. Here are a couple from this week:
We had another plumbing problem. (Poor Cary is learning a lot about plumbing this year.) He once again removed a toilet. He had been working in the upstairs bathroom when I took the kids up to get ready for bed. I tucked Maddie and Gwyn in, and Lana and I started downstairs for her last feeding. Lana looked into the bathroom, saw the hole in the floor, and said "Dada all gone! Dada all gone!" I reassured her that Dada was downstairs, and all was well.
Today we were having a snack. Lana was a little slow eating her cheese puffs, so Gwyn asked if she could eat them. I asked Lana if she wanted to give them to her sisters. She said something like "No--two Gwyns can't have them." Wow. I think that's pretty creative. I wondered how she thought of her sisters.
Maddie and Gwyn can obviously easily tell each other apart. Everett sometimes asks them who they are or "Which one is Maddie?" I think that he sometimes knows which one is which (perhaps by where they are sitting), but really can't tell them apart yet either. I can often tell who is who just by their personalities, but if they are wearing identical clothing, I sometimes can't tell just by looking at them unless I find the freckle on Gwyn's cheek! (So now you all don't feel so bad, right?)