Repetition is a Double-Edged Sword

I love that my toddler is talking. I love hearing her speak. I love finding out what she thinks about … everything. I love hearing her repeat what we’ve taught her. I love hearing her repeat what she’s heard in movies in books, what resonates with her.

I really, really do.

I love hearing it fifty-seven times a day on repeat. Her first favorite was, “Sleeping Beauty pricked her finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel.” Complicated sentence, yes. Was I proud? Yes!

Was I proud the fifty-eighth time she said it every day for a two month period? Yes, but much, much less so.

Much, MUCH less so.

I also heard it in my own head, on repeat. And my husband and I said it to each other in her voice and inflections after she went to sleep, just because it was super cute. All fifty-eight times. Thanks, kiddo. Thanks.


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