One of the most fascinating things about MJ's new found verbage is that I'm gaining more insight into what goes on in her little noggin. I have often wondered what she's thinking, what she's trying to figure out, but only recently has this become a reality.
Her stream of consciousness is most noticeable during storytime. And this is the part I find most surprising, because I always thought she was more in the moment than she actually is. In the middle of a Curious George story ("Joaj") she will bust out with something about her day, like
"Katie bye-bye, home" which I think is something along the lines of "I said bye-bye to Katie before I left for home." Despite the fact that this happened 4 hours early and was seemingly an uneventful moment.
Or something that happened a week ago. "No bite Lolo". Which references a moment a week ago when another little girl grabbed her cheek. Her expressons are never quite accurate, but (only because I get to spend so much more time with her) her intention is usually discernible.
I just never before realized the random moments she was thinking about during storytime. I really thought she was thinking about George the monkey. Or the wall she was staring at. I didn't realize she was piecing together moments of her day and week that are still on her mind.