I’m not sure when it started but Sophia’s really starting to play the fool intentionally now. Wasn’t it just yesterday that she was a helpless little babe whose only means of communication was crying? I can’t catch up with her development!
Today I pushed her out in her stroller and gave her a teddy bear to keep her company. Along the way she got bored with just the bear so I gave her an empty mineral water bottle to play with. She pretended to feed the bear with the bottle (I didn’t know she could pretend play already!). After a while, I noticed that she started to point the bottle at the bear’s ears instead of the bear’s mouth. I initially thought it was lack of psychomotor skills so just mockingly said “Bear bear doesn’t drink with his mouth, does he?” And guess what, she moved the bottle to bear’s mouth! So she knew all along and could point to the mouth, she was just intentionally feeding teddy through its ears!
Later in the day, she was bored and started playing with her shoes which I tried to stop by holding her foot and saying “No.” She smiled at me and tried putting her shoe into her mouth. I glared at her with a stern look and she smiled more, attempting the move again. Each time I glared at her and gently pushed her foot away. After about 3-4 attempts she got it that I was serious and let go of her foot. The cutest thing was she then hugged my arm and gave me the sweetest smile while pushing her cheek into my arm. This little girl already knows how to curry favor at this age!