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Animal in trouble April 29, 2009

Posted by Merrilee in Family.
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Karydis came running out of the bathroom last night to inform me of two things. “The water is too hot, and there’s an animal in trouble.”  On investigation, I discovered that indeed, the water was too hot (bad mommy!) and there was an animal in trouble. Specifically, a submerged and very dead spider. I didn’t even see it at first because it was obscured by Mr. Bubble and the flotilla of ducks and foam letters.

I fished it out and put it on a piece of toilet paper, hoping he would revive. Karydis speculated that” she” must have “crossed from there,” (pointing at the window).  When she started trying to wake up the spider, I told her that she would sleep more comfortably outside. Karydis lost all interest in her bath shortly after this, lobbying to visit the spider outside. I finally persuaded her that the spider needed the rest (in peace). Shortly after this, there was a small meltdown over the need for more Mr. Bubble, and she moved on.

I am constantly amazed at her ability to string concepts together, but I guess that’s what language is about.

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