1. August, at age two years, three months, has started calling them “the big one” and “the little one.”
2. A guy on Sesame Street was listing words that end with Z: jazz, glitz, fizz. “And,” August added with conviction, “bubz!” It’s a little eerie nursing someone who knows so much about phonics.
3. This is a detail from May’s latest family portrait:
That scribble above the word mama might very well be an attempt at sounding out boobs. May has been copying a lot of words down and spelling with help, but this would be the first time she’s tackled deciding what letters to use on her own.
So: nutrition, comfort, linguistic fodder, artistic inspiration…I’ve got it all, here. It does seem like it’s gone on a bit long, though. And do I hope they even out a bit after we stop nursing.