Whenever Dulcie does anything remotely clever, I feel like getting out the Yellow Pages and looking up Mensa, but I'm starting to suspect other people might not view this clip the same way I do. I swear I thought my parents would be phoning up in floods of tears at their grandchild's sweet genius, but their reaction was somewhere between nil and understated, so most likely nobody else reading this will be that impressed either. Ah well, I share it nonetheless because I think it is brilliant. Behold Dulcie filling in the blanks in one of her favourite books, Julia Donaldson's Room On The Broom. She does this for lots of her favourite books and songs these days and I'm always amazed at just how much she knows/remembers/can say. I'm generally amazed at everything she does. As she starts running around and chatting away and working out problems for herself and using her imagination, I keep looking back at how tiny and helpless she was as a wee babe on a ventilator in an incubator and in some ways it doesn't seem like that long ago, but what a way she's come! And I enjoy being one of THOSE parents who thinks their child is a genius about ten (ten thousand?) times a day. It's so satisfying :)
* That's one for the Miffy fans amongst you.