This is my Sophie Nichole. She is just cracking me up lately. She was an early talker and basically started speaking in complete sentences right away. But, she was super shy so she rarely talked in front of other people. I remember feeling so offended when people would say "oh, is she talking yet?" And I was thinking "Yes! She talks about as well as my child two years older than her!" But, she only talked at home and with people she knew really well.
But oh my goodness lately that has changed. She talks to everyone and anyone and she talks ALL the time. At stores she talks the store clerks ears off. She even gets geared up when we are in line and tells me, "I am going to tell that lady about my new purse, and how I got to hunt money for Easter, and how I have a friend named Ara, and how my Grandma has a coat that matches mine...." And then when we actually get up to the checker she proceeds to do so.
Seriously! She. Never. Stops. Talking. Ha!
The hardest part about her being such an early talker and talking so well is I have always forgotten she is so little and my standards for her can get too high. I expect her to behave like a 5 year old should sometimes because she talks like she is one!
Ahhh, but even with all of her non-stop talking I am very thankful for my little Sophie-Lou. She has such a sweet heart. She loves people hard (mostly her Grandma and Daddy these days). She likes to take care of people and talk to people on the phone. She is so precious.
Yesterday she wanted to help me make the brownies for our small group. Honestly, I really just wanted to get them made quickly because I had so much to do but I let her help anyway. I remember at one moment during the process feeling a little annoyed at the extra messes that were being made by my helpful helper and then she looked up at me with those huge blue eyes and said,
-"Mommy, I just love this."
-"Yep! Cooking with you is my favorite"
And my heart basically melted.