Thursday, February 19, 2009

Our Peanut

A week or so ago, I was talking and singing with M as I was changing her. Eventually I asked what her name is. Clear as a bell she said "Peanut!"
I laughed so hard. When she was in my womb, M was nicknamed "Chico." But after she was born, we gave her the nickname of Peanut. (S was our Pumpkin Pie so it made sense to give M a similar name since she no longer fit the "Chico" nickname.) She became our Peanut Butter. Although, to be honest, sometimes she was our Pumpkin Pie Peanut Butter.
I do have to say we don't call her "Peanut" all the time. For the most part it's M but we often use various nicknames like Goofers, Cutie, Sweetie. So I thought it was funny that she thought that her name is Peanut. And when I try to correct her and say her name is M, she says no.
She is talking way more these days. A friend remarked last weekend that she is talking in two word sentences, which didn't occur to me. Nor did it occur to me that it was a milestone. I guess I was more on top of that stuff with S but M is just chugging through stuff without us realizing it right away.
Take, for example, that suddenly she can Spanish. Our baby sitter pointed that out to us Sunday night, telling us that M counted to 8 or something in Spanish. WOW! For a couple months now M's been counting up to 14 or so but mostly during a game of hide-n-seek. Lately I'll catch her counting things, like the buttons on my shirt or the designs on her socks. Not always in sequential order but still..WOW! And now she is counting in Spanish, which I am sure she picked up from Dora or Diego. WOW! She sure is a Smartie Pants!

1 comment:

Jessica said...

It's so funny that you guys used the nickname "Pumpkin Pie Peanut Butter", because with one of our girls it was the opposite, "Peanut Butter Pumpkin Pie"! :-)