I used this photo last month, but I really like it. Anyway, Chloe left for Florida this morning (after a horrendous night during which she was running a fever and we got very little sleep). This is the first time in over a year where it’s just been Sophie, my husband and me for more than one night.

It’s nice to be able to give Sophie all of the attention. She’s clearly basking in the limelight. We played, read, ran around the house, went potty, ate a chocolate crepe …all in the two hours or so between the time I arrived home from work and her bedtime.

I can’t get over how much she’s talking. Her vocabulary, compared to Chloe at the same age, is astonishing. And she enunciates well, too. She loves pointing out shapes. Today she looked at my eyeglasses and exclaimed, “eggs!” When I realized the association she was making, I provided her with the correct terminology; however, she adamantly rejected ‘oval’ and insisted on ‘eggs.’ Fine by me. Who am I to quibble?

She also knows the names of a bunch of animals and their respective sounds. And she’s mastered the lyrics of “Alouette” and “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star.” I’m looking forward to the next couple of days of relative calm. And getting reacquainted with my little Sophie.

That’s not to say I don’t miss Chloe (I called my grandmother’s house way too many times today to find out how she was doing), but I’m loving the quiet. A lot.

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