I realize everyone is in major b2s (back
to school) mode right now, but if I may, I have some nerdy news. First, the
I recently had the pleasure of meeting up with my Internet BFF,
Mrs. Mimi of Its Not All Flowers and Sausages. If you don’t know about her yet,
pop by her blog and def poke through the archives of her posts working as a
teacher in NYC. And actually, to be more exact, when I say I “met up with her,”
I basically invited myself to her vacay in southern Cal because I’m in NorCal
and I figured the odds of me, hubby, and Baby B flying across the country to NYC again in the near future will be slim to none. Girlie doesn’t like to be contained like
that. Nor do I.
Anyhoo, upon our arrival it took about 4.2 seconds for Mimi
and me to begin exchanging nerdy compliments about each other’s babies.
Me: I love how Mini Mimi is pointing at objects to indicate
interest, then socially referencing me through eye contact, thus demonstrating
theory of mind!
Mimi: Look at how Baby B has concepts of print already,
holding the text right side up.
Yeah, the men folk didn’t get how amazing these tasks were.
So yesterday, I was reading a board book about shapes and
colors to Baby B and she pointed to the hair bows of a girl holding a blue oval
and then pointed to her own hair bows! She made her first text-to-self
connection, people! I excitedly looked over at my parents, who happen to be in town for
her 1st birthday:
Me: OMG! Did you see that? Her first text-to-self
It was clear I needed a different audience to appreciate
this milestone. I remember Mini Mimi’s first Text-to-Self connection, so I emailed Mrs. Mimi right away and got an email
back congratulating me and asking if she also used her baby sign to say, "I like bows, mommy."* Ahhhh, someone who gets my nerdy love of developmental
milestones. I bet we could have a nerd-off with the documentation in our
kiddos’ baby books.
I promise, I’ll write about something that involves school
psychology again one day. Just not when there is nerdy news to be shared.
* We are still working on the baby sign. We've been signing "milk" every day since she was born, but she won't do it. But she does "gorilla" and "hat" which are also useful, if you happen to want to put a hat on a gorilla.