One of the true, unadulterated joys of being in the States are the public libraries. We currently have out fiction books, baby books, home repair books, programing books, and music cds. And most (or perhaps even all) of these books are in English! Its just amazing.
Tovina is very fond of the library where we go once or twice a week for story and song time.
Last week we Tovina chose One Duck Stuck and Five in a Bed (and the little one said).
Choosing involves releasing Tovina near the toddler books and then watching her use her highly refined descernment to grab what is often the first book that her hands land upon, which we then check out.
Today, while reading Five in a Bed again, I took a pause between lines and Tovina piped up with "whoa oh-warh."
I was surprised, so I tried again.
"There were 3 in the bed and the little one said..."
"whoa oh-warh," supplied the little person in my lap. (This translates to 'roll over' for the 2 people out there who are not familiar with this complex and compelling story.)
I was so impressed that I moved us out to the living room so Ms T could perform for Aunt Sheila. It took a few tries (because what child will do a trick on demand?) but eventually she did it again.
Sheila was suitably impressed though she did point out that it was a little strange that Tovina is trying to say 'roll over' but has almost no interest in saying 'dad' or 'mom'.
Tovina decided that such discussions were simply too much for her and overcome by all the stress of her performances begged for a break from the spotlight and a well deserved nap.