Ask, my child, and you shall receive.
There comes a moment in every toddler's life, where the spoken word gains power. Mere crying doesn't cut it anymore. Some of the words that tumble from our toddler's mouth these days are: "Home", "Happy", "Cow" (which means, perplexingly, cat), "Apple", "Help me", "Noooo", "See?", "Sit here", "Daddy here!", and a whole range of animal sounds from her favourite book: Animal Sounds (copyright 1981).
She can communicate most of her basic needs and joys with these few words, and is learning new ones every day. The word that brings the most glee (aside from "Moooommmmmy" at 5:30 a.m., of course), is this one:
Margot proves that there are some accessories that will never fail you: yellow rubber boots, thrifted sweaters, pigtails, and of course, a cheesy grin.
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