…you learn all kinds of things WAY before you’re supposed to.
Because you have a big sister who likes to teach you things.
About six weeks ago, during speech therapy, Addy (who was four months, mind you) was laying on the floor playing nicely. Piper got fed up with working and earned herself a break. She asked for a glass of water (a very common occurrence in our house) so I got a glass for her. She took a drink, laid the glass on the floor, and was off doing something else. Addy was reaching for the glass, so I let her have it, thinking she’d “explore” it a little and be done.
Nope. Not my kid. She promptly took the glass and took a couple swigs. Just like she’d done it a hundred times before.
Jennifer (the ST) and I cracked up and moved on.
About a week later, I caught Piper feeding Addy the cup. So that’s where she learned it. My two little twirps were conniving behind my back. And I had no. idea (probably earns me the Mom of the Year award, donchya think?)
Piper ALWAYS has a glass of water around the house. Often more than one if I can’t find it at the end of the day. I’ve always been thankful that she’s such a good water drinker.
Because now I have a munchkin who goes on a hunt for the water cups so that she can help herself to a little somethin’ somethin’.
Case in point:
And yes, she sucked and swallowed. A lot.
I guess we’ll stop leaving handled cups around, huh?