This morning at breakfast, Carolina noticed a lead article headline about YouTube and asked if she could read it. I passed over the section, opened it to her page, and this was her for the next five minutes.
Mel's got the day off from school, here's what he taught me this morning:
"The dinosaurs got killed in Mexico, and it was sad. But they were okay because they didn't go in real lava, like in South America, they just went in water. Then they lose power in water. They were just sleeping. And they were trying to find food. Then they just do that, and they're all done."
Carolina just lost a top tooth, one of her bicuspids. She was running down the hallway and I was walking out of the bathroom, and her mouth ran into one of my hands. She felt a small pain and then realized she swallowed her loose tooth!
Recently, Mel has started to refer to eyeballs specifically, but instead of calling them eyeBALLS he calls them "Eyebulbs". I've tried correcting him, but he clearly likes saying eyebulbs better.
As an accidental joke he mispronounced Diana's name as "Dilana", he got a laugh and referred to her for a whole day as "Aunt Dilana" just to be funny.
Now, napkin can be a little tricky to get your tongue around if you're not used to it. The other day, Mel was sitting so nicely in the morning circle at preschool that they teachers pointed him out to the other kids and said he could pass out the napkins. When he recounted the story to me during the car ride home, he kept telling me about "nak-pins". It was cute, and more importantly, he was proud of himself.