A few days ago, when I was changing Maddie, she went nuts. She started wiggling furiously, and calling out something that sounded like, “dish!” or “this!” or “dhis!”
She was really trying to get at something on the counter. She didn’t have any toys up there. It’s where we keep the wipes, and creams, and nick nacks. I just wanted to get her into a clean diaper. I wasn’t particularly interested in figuring out what’s going on in her little head. But she wasn’t letting up.
“Dhis! Dhis! Dhis!”
I just grabbed the nearest thing I remember Maddie having touched, a tube of cream. I offered it to her, “What? Do you what this?”
That’s exactly what she wanted. She grabbed the tube, settled down, and let me change her. Apparently Maddie’s Mom and I have both been offering “this” to her. And now she knows the cream is This.
Whoops. What we accidentally teach our children.