Tuesday, March 10, 2009

How to Avoid That Pesky Second Child Syndrome

Everyone says the same thing. You won't take as many pictures of your second kid as you do the first. The second's baby book will sit unfilled while the first's has been filled out in calligraphy. You know the story. But guess what? There's a way to make sure that doesn't happen. It's called having an ridiculously advanced child. 

Not that I'm comparing or anything, but hey-zeus is my daughter shocking the hell out of me on a daily basis. Sam was a little behind with talking because of his ears, so I guess I didn't expect too much from Lulu in terms of words. Well, she's decided to prove me wrong because the girl can talk her way out of almost any situation already. She's mastered two word phrases like, 'Mommy, open!' or any other command type sentence. She understands various concepts and opposites like up and down, open and close, hot and cold. She can play several games and sing dozens of songs. 

People, she can count to 13. 

She can't drive yet, but probably by next week...

She can name all of her body parts, even down to differentiating between mouth, teeth and tongue. She will bring me a book and ask for a story. She will also sit by herself and 'read' her books for way longer than I can. She had a crazy attention span. She can operate toys designed for children Sam's age. She can feed the cat. 

You think I'm joking?

She can give hugs and kissed, but she can throw down a tantrum with the best of them. She must weigh more than thirty pounds by now, or else I'm getting weak. She's tall, her hair is long and her cheeks are rosy. She's so beautiful it takes my breath away. She runs, she tries to jump, she kicks a ball. 

I had a dream last weekend that the new baby was a girl, and that she was a miniature carbon copy of Lucy. 

And I was so happy. 

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Lora said...

it's creepy, right? i was a little bit afraid of jake when he was her age because of that stuff.

she and jake can take over the world together someday. we definitely have to filter their power into good because if not they might be unibombers. well, duobombers.

i can't wait until you start coming around again so i can get my hands on that little smartgirl!!

susan said...

Adorable and advanced. A frightening combination indeed!

Stacy said...

Awww! :) She sounds like an amazing little girl. :)

I was amazed at how much faster Anya gained skillz over Kailan. He struggled with his speech, too, and even now Anya talks better than he does.

Oh, and I take more pictures of her than Kailan, so that whole no pictures of your second child has been disproved. ;)

RissaBear said...

she takes my breath away too! yesterday, i had just gotten home from visiting my first nephew...and i was already on a baby high....THEN i get my mail...and two beautiful pictures of me and my lucy...made me sooooo happy!!! thanky you

Arizaphale said...

Weeeell. Clever. Sounds a bit like her mother perhaps?