Caroline is at the age where she soaks everything in.
Sometimes to my amazement — She’s been to several birthday parties lately and is very interested in birthday stuff — cake, presents, the song. At Ikea this week, she saw a toy and asked if that was for her birthday. I said, no. She then replied, “My birthday is in May.” I don’t know if I’ve ever explicitly told her that her birthday is in May, but she knows.
Sometimes to my chagrin — This afternoon, as I was staring at myself in the mirror, I wondered aloud, “Do I look pregnant yet or still just fat?” Caroline posed herself in the mirror beside me and said, “I’m fat.” Oh, I have to watch my mouth! I don’t want to create body image issues for my daughter.