Monday, August 11, 2014

Loving to Learn

In the last month or so, Mckenna has been really curious about numbers and letters. She has known how to count and sing her ABCs for a long time, but recently she's been talking about the numbers and letters in practical ways. Her latest obsession is showing the number of something on her know, she's two (holds up two fingers); she wants to read three books (holds up three fingers...or tries to). We like to give her simple math questions: "if you have one book and we say you can have one more book, how many books do you have?" "TWO!" (she's right about 50% of the time if you keep it to adding one and two to another number.) She also asks about letters a lot. She will ask what something starts with or what letter something is (as she points to it). In the mix of all this number and letter curiosity, she learned to spell her name.

However, she spells it: M-C-K-E-M-M-A...and it's super adorable...but I'm pretty sure she may go to her grave swearing it is not M-C-K-E-N-N-A and definitely is M-C-K-E-M-M-A. Here are two of our 1.6 trillion conversations regarding how her name is spelled. It is hilariously frustrating for all people involved, and we pretty much have to agree to disagree.

I love this age!! There's so much to learn, and so much excitement around learning.