I want to make sure L is staying on track developmentally. So I'm using What to Expect the Toddler Years as my point of reference. This should help me identify, when there are specific skills that need to be worked on. These goals switch to what she should be able to do by 2 3/4 years old.
She's really looking like a 'little girl' now! Where did the time go?
She's also talking like a 'little girl' now: long conversations, long sentences with many prepositional phrases.
She really loved the Resurrection Eggs. We went through them multiple times a day and sometimes multiple times in a single sitting. She was able to tell a little piece of the Easter story, when looking at the object in each egg. It was truly amazing to me. I loved hearing her say Jerusalem, Judas Iscariot, Gethsemane, Golgotha, etc. We talked about the boo-boos that Jesus got from being flogged and the crown of thorns; she would make a sad face and seemed to be truly compassionate. She also learned the song Up From the Grave He Arose.
As far as I can remember, she had 1 nap time accident this month and no night time accidents. She had a string of days where her underwear had a wee little bit of pee in them and she didn't mention the need to go potty. It was like she was too busy doing something she wanted to do to take the break to potty. I just had to remind her that we'd always come back to the fun thing, whatever it was, if she told me she had to potty, but the fun thing gets taken away, if there is any pee in her underwear.
The bathroom remodeled, and she's be completely independent as long as she's only peeing. I still have to help with hand washing though.
I understand the term 'terrible twos.' Wow! She needed to be disciplined quite frequently due to not listening, fit throwing, and defiance. Hopefully, she has turned the corner.