Monday, July 29, 2013

and that was very smart of her, or so her mother found*

Whenever Dulcie does anything remotely clever, I feel like getting out the Yellow Pages and looking up Mensa, but I'm starting to suspect other people might not view this clip the same way I do.  I swear I thought my parents would be phoning up in floods of tears at their grandchild's sweet genius, but their reaction was somewhere between nil and understated, so most likely nobody else reading this will be that impressed either.  Ah well, I share it nonetheless because I think it is brilliant.  Behold Dulcie filling in the blanks in one of her favourite books, Julia Donaldson's Room On The Broom.  She does this for lots of her favourite books and songs these days and I'm always amazed at just how much she knows/remembers/can say.  I'm generally amazed at everything she does.  As she starts running around and chatting away and working out problems for herself and using her imagination, I keep looking back at how tiny and helpless she was as a wee babe on a ventilator in an incubator and in some ways it doesn't seem like that long ago, but what a way she's come!  And I enjoy being one of THOSE parents who thinks their child is a genius about ten (ten thousand?) times a day.  It's so satisfying :)

* That's one for the Miffy fans amongst you.


  1. Hey Laura, that's cute! Jimmy is a big chatterbox too and also a big fan of all the julia donaldson books, so good aren't they! 'zog' is his fave at the moment and 'stick man' has him digging around for sticks at any given opportunity!

    1. I haven't read Stick Man with Dulcie yet, but she has a pre-existing stick obsession (not sure where that one came from!) so I'm sure it would be a winner too. She loves The Gruffalo, Room On The Broom and What The Ladybird Heard at the moment. I guess rhyming is good in her eyes!


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