Isabella tried her first kiwi fruit of the year as part of today's afternoon snack. I love teaching her about new things and as the last time she had a kiwi was about a year ago, I described what it tasted like, how it felt, the colour, etc.
Next, I asked her to say 'kiwi'. Simple task, yes? I broke it down into two syllables so I emphasised both bits and this is what the result was:
Mommy: Bella, say kee-wee.
Mommy: No my baby, say kee-wee.
By this time I had already started to giggle.
Mommy: Nearly there my baby. Say kee-wee!
Mommy: *no response*
I know that she can say Kiwi as she said it when I bought them. Is this toddler defiance in play? Is she deliberately trying to make mommy look silly? Most likely. Do I mind? Not really! It's the small things like this that make me smile and love my daughter even more than I already do.