Adeline squats down and slaps her little hands on the wood floor. She shoots me a quick smile then does a little leapfrog jump. “Riddit! Riddit!” She shouts. It’s pretty much the cutest thing I’ve ever seen. And I’ve never seen it before.
I taught her how to say ribbit – which she says as “riddit”. One of her favorite books is Small Small Pond, which has a frog on every page, so we flip through and say a lot of ribbits. But I’ve never shown her how to jump like a frog. She must have learned that from someone else. Probably at school.
It is both amazing and terrifying that she’s now learning things from someone other than her father and I. Continue reading »