It struck me recently how Chloe really is making progress in language development. The old days of her being quick to listen but slow to speak are really and truly gone! She is now talking nonstop and narrarating her play, just like Clara Anne used to do. She's also gotten much better at conversational English and can express herself quite well. She is also our fearless local language speaker: when I ask her to repeat something in the local language she just says it straight out, unlike Clara Anne who often feels shy to speak the local language.
Take this conversation from this morning:
Me: Chloe, can you help Mommy and bring one more yogurt from the frig for Christin? I think she is still hungry.
Chloe: Ok Mommy, Yes Mommy. Does Christin like strawberry?
Me: Yes, strawberry is fine.
Chloe: Ok, do you need a spoon, Mommy?
Me: Yes, a clean spoon would be great, thank you.
Chloe: Ok, I will look for one.
This conversation couldn't have happened even a few months ago!
But the quote of the day comes from after our fun morning out as a family today. We went back to the Children's Science Museum this morning and enjoyed the play areas and the clay room. We had a fun time and then finished the morning with lunch at McDonald's. As we were getting out of the elevator right outside our door, I was asking the girls what their favorite parts of the morning were. Clara Anne liked a 3D movie she watched about a frog, and Chloe? Here it is straight from her lips:
"Mommy, I liked eating at Donald Duck's."
There you have it! Just a little brand confusion for you there!