The Girl has learned a few new things recently. She learned how to shake hands and say, "Nice to meet you." A couple days later, she shook her dad's hand and said it. Ummm, Grace, you only do it when meeting new people.
She learned from my sister that cats don't "shake" hands/paws, only dogs do. Now she points at our cat's paws and says, "Only dogs shake." But she looks sort of wistful like she knows in her heart that cats could shake if they really wanted to. This may have been her first experience with "the man" telling you it can't be done.
She has also started to count to ten with her fingers, but only if she starts with the number three. If she starts with one, she only makes it to six. Happens.Every.Time. And for the record, she has all ten fingers.
The Girl recently figured out that picking her nose is kind of interesting. I let her know, however, that there are rules. 1- You can pick, but not around other people. 2- We call them "mocos" not "boogers." 3- If you pick one out of your nose, it must be wiped immediately on a tissue or your pants. I think Grace grasps the concept, but this clearly shows that I am still unsure when it comes to the concept of parenting.