9 months, 4 weeks & 1 day into Daddyhood

Two things…

1. She seems to be starting colour-association! Most mornings we give her a banana for breakfast (of which she might eat about a third, given that it is directly following her first booby-feed of the day, but she does so enjoy watching me peel it, then bashing two bits together, while I and/or Jo say “Banana!” or “’Nana!” and she (if she feels like it that day) also says “’Nana!”)… then recently when we walked through a field full of yellow crops (of some sort), she continually and repeatedly said “’Nana!”… and it only occurred to Jo a couple of days later that she was probably associated the yellow of the crops with the yellow of a banana! We have also since passed a couple of other yellow (or “’nana-coloured”) things before her, which have elicited a similar response, but we are yet to conduct a more conclusive experiment regarding such.

2. She seems to be recognising similarities! – i.e. when two things are the same or very similar (e.g. two bits of a banana – see above), she will bash them together! Yesterday she did it with two broccoli florets… She has also done it with stacking rings and maracas…

My clever little girl! 🙂

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