2007-03-19

"Bye, Dad!"

Today has a fun occasion to remember. As I was leaving my daughter's day care today, I turned a said, "Bye, Evie". I was surprised to hear a clear, adorable, and understandable "Bye, Dad!" in response. First of all, it's great that she was not upset as LK and I were leaving, but to have her verbally acknowledge that fact was amazing.

A month or so ago, I got a "Hi, Dada" during bath time and have had that phrase repeated since then, but this was the first time she formulated a goodbye without encouragement. I hope that she will say "Bye, Mom" to Laura soon as well, as "Hi, Mama" followed not long after "Hi, Dada", but I think there's a bit more anxiety associated with saying bye to Mom than to Dad.
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