There are times when Paige says things and we both just stop and stare at her. When we do, I can see the little wheels turning in her head and she puts 2 and 2 together correctly.
The other day we were going home from the library. It was time for lunch, then nap. Paige was hungry and wanted to stop somewhere to eat. We told her no. There were plenty of left overs in the fridge, and the library is only a couple of miles from the house. She wasn't going to starve to death before we got home.
There we were, sitting at one of the few red lights between the library and the house, and she looked out her window to spot it. A Popeyes Fried Chicken. Now, we've never eaten there with her. I don't think I've eaten there in the last 5 years. But my child can recognize a picture of a fried chicken leg. Silly Mommy had told her there was no where to stop and eat instead of explaining left overs for lunch. She pointed and said "We can eat there. They have chicken!"
Both of us looked at each other, then at her. I asked her how she knew they had chicken. She told me to look at the picture on the store. Both smart and sarcastic. What a combination! A few months ago she wouldn't have even noticed that building. She's definitely getting more involved with her surroundings, even those outside the car.
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