By Diane Ako
Olivia sort of completed her first text message this week. She dictated it to Claus since she can only spell 5% of these words. However, the funny part is that at the end of this long, long sentence, she actually told him, "Period." That's what the teacher is teaching at school (grammar), so that's what I reinforce at home.
I had texted Claus that I was on my way home, late from work. They were in bed already. Her response:
"I love it, that's very cool and I'll do the clover kiss and tomorrow I will dance for you and daddy when it is dark and we have time to see my dance it will be great and I love you and inca will come inside if she can come inside and ocho if she can come inside and if she can come inside on leash and I will do a nice dance for you and daddy only if we have time to play in the house and if we have an early ending from brushing teeth then we will go upstairs and then we will have a special dance from me Olivia and it's about a rose that fell from a tree and then it made a seed from its stem and then I picked it up and gave it to my friend and then a new rose bush sprouted on the old rose bush."
I love that kiddo.