Lyra and Parker are really watching us now. I'll say something and Lyra will walk away repeating it to whatever toy is in her hand at the time. She doesn't say much unless encouraged. I have begun to insist that she say important phrases like 'put her head on' when Poly pocket needs her head put back on, but in general, she still mostly just sings to herself about trees and things. Maybe she really is a fairy. But I think it is primarily because Parker says everything for her.
The other day we were walking down the stairs when Parker paused thoughtfully, slowly turned to me and said 'mumydebest.'
'Huh?' I asked,
'mommy's dabest!' pointing emphatically at me.
I should have seen that one coming. I quickly corrected him, saying 'no, daddy's the best'
'mommy's the best!'
'daddy's the best!'
Parker started really giggling now 'no, Mommy best!'
Daddy was working from home that day and heard the debate and soon it was in Daddy's room; 'Parker's the best!'
'No, daddy's the best!'
'no! mommy's the best!'
'no, Daddy's the best.'
Around and around we went. Parker was picking up on the many, many ridiculous conversations Chris and I have almost constantly. You see, we all know Chris is the best, and yet he still insists that it is me, silly man. I am forever going to stand for the truth, so I must correct him over and over and over again. You think by now he would have given up. It is still surprising and funny to hear Parker pull it up out of nowhere. The debate is getting more complicated now, though, because Lyra and Parker, being offspring of Chris, are also the best. So now Lyra and Parker will point to a member of the family, yell that they are the best, and a storm of wild pointing and 'best's will fly.