Ella recently learned how to fold a piece of paper, draw a design and cut it out. She started off by making hearts and circles. She quickly moved on to people, flowers, and more abstract designs.
After creating a particularly challenging design, she asked me to cut it out for her since scissors are still awkward for her when it comes to a lot of turns. As I cut out her latest creation, she said," Mommy, you are SO excellent at cutting."
"Why thank you, Ella."
"You're welcome, Mommy. You have had a lot and a lot and a lot of practice. Do you know how I know?"
"How do you know?"
"Well, because you are really, really, really, really, really, really (she's now counting on her fingers) really, really, really, really OLD!"