A few months ago, while visiting my parents, I called for my mom to come help me with something. After she answered and everything was squared away, I noticed Sophia just standing there looking at me, her wheels clearly turning.
"Mamah's you mom?" she asked.
"Yes! That's right. Mamah is my mom."
"Oh." (pause) "And Grandpa's you dad?"
I was so impressed with her ability to put that all together like that. Minutes later, she started asking about Joel's parents and quickly figured out that her other set of grandparents, Mimi and Papa, must be Daddy's mom and dad.
I love watching her make these connections that seem so obvious to us, but clearly must be learned at some point in life. I've mentioned before that this child asks the question "why?" about 800 times per day, and some of the many Q&A sessions we've had together have resulted in new knowledge which she loves to repeat often.
For instance, whenever she asks where Joel is, and I tell her he's at work, she can now answer her own set of whys.
"Oh! Daddy's at work so he make money so we can buy food and we can eat it!"
The other day, her most recent lightbulb moment had me giggling a bit.
"Mommy's the Mom and Daddy's the Dad!" she said, proud of her ability to figure that one out.
"Yes! And Sophia's the baby," I replied.
"No! Sophia's not the baby! Sophia's the Soph! And Chloe's the Chlo, and Bria's the Bri."
And you know? I think she's right about that one.