It's true what they say about kids being sponges. I'll refrain from listing Anna's most recent accomplishments (SHE CAN COUNT TO TWELVE!) but I can't resist sharing what she learned recently from Sesame Street. Elmo's World had an episode about taking pictures, and she learned that in order to take a picture, one must say cheese.
Fun fact-- in Chinese they say 'eggplant', which sounds a lot like 'cheese'.
Anyway, here's how picture-taking now goes in our house, thanks to Elmo and his cheese-teaching:
Believe me, there is no woman in her thirties that loves Elmo more than I do. In fact, I'm thinking the Corporation for Public Broadcasting deserves a sizable donation from the C family, in thanks for all their great programming.
But seriously, Elmo, how do we un-teach this?
Oh well. A woman in her thirties makes do. My pictures are now sneak attacks, along with a few pilfered images like this one from my mother-in-law:
And as for Elmo, well, he got us through a rough weekend of fevers and unhappiness. He is forgiven. Cheese.