Wednesday, August 23, 2006

"Nuh-Nana"

It's always fun when you hear a word come from your child that you've been trying to teach, but it's even more fun (in a bitter-sweet way) when you hear a word that you know you didn't teach!

Since I get to be with Avery for 90% of her days, I know what goes on in her life most of the time. Each day I learn that she is a sponge soaking up the outside world as well...Bible class, all of Kenny's students, my volleyball girls, etc.

This morning in Wal-Mart, I stood in the checkout line looking at Avery as she contorted her body to reach in the basket and take out the bunch of bananas. She loves to eat bananas, and I assumed she was going to 'ask' me for a bite right then. I was wrong. Instead I heard, "nuh nana" as her little finger pointed to the banana! Wow! I didn't teach her banana, but she learned it somewhere. I love that she's so smart, and that Kenny and I are not the only ones teaching her....

...Unless it's someone teaching her something she shouldn't be learning yet!

9 comments:

Jason said...

That's awesome! I feel the same way when our kids do something or say something. Last night Joshua just started counting on his own without any encouragement from me. He just knew how to do it. That's really cool.

Kenny Simpson said...

She is a smart girl.

sunny said...

That's so sweet! I love hearing the different ways that little ones pronounce our everyday words. They allow you another glimpse at the world around us (the small simple things in life).

sunny said...

Adorable pic! Her hair is getting so curly!

Jamey said...

Everyday I realize that I now understand what my mom meant when she would say, "I'm bursting my buttons with happiness and pride."

I hope Avery stays as determined and smart as she is now. And I hope she keeps the curls!

Lerra said...

Let's just hope she doesn't pick up on some of the language we hear out in public these days...that could be bad!

Supabloggasuprememama said...

awe. so sweet! love that story. she is smart! thanks somuch for the sweet gift again. yall didnt have to do that! oh and ps. You totally win in the comments category with me anyway, vs. kenny. Kenny doesnt even read my blog. But you do! Hmph. Indignant "you win the more comments category" sigh.

sunny said...

Thank you Jamey for the pic! I am trying to get it on my blog page now. Can't figure it out.

Kathy said...

You got the sponge part right. Love ya, MamaKat