Have you ever thought about how many things we have to learn early in life? It’s amazing to think about all of the little skills that Lulu has already learned. Things like sitting back down after you stand up or putting lego blocks together required so much effort at first. Now she can do both of those things without thinking.
The newest lesson I’m trying to teach Lulu is that the girl in the mirror is her. She loves looking at the mirror and showing herself how to do things.
It started with belly bumps. Then she asked her to come “out.” Then she started kissing the girl in the mirror.
And then I started using the girl in the mirror to get Lulu to cooperate. She would show the girl in the mirror how to let Mommy brush her hair. Then she her reflection how to let Mommy brush her teeth.
The other night after her bath, she tried to brush the girl’s teeth, give her a hug and let her share her water bottle.
I think we’re getting closer to convincing her that she is the girl in the mirror. Yesterday I asked Lulu what the girl in the mirror’s name is. At first she said “baby.” But after a few tries, she said “Lynn.” Of course, she went right back to saying “baby.” But hey, at least she got it right one time.
I guess I’m torn. It seems like a great goal to get her to realize that her reflection is herself. But on the other hand, it’s so stinking cute to watch her “play” with the girl in the mirror.