The Bookish Baby has been the Bookish Babies for a little over two months now and life at Casa Fantastical Librarian has been settling into its new two-kid routine slowly, but surely. Emma adores being a big sister and wants to help us taking care of Cat as much as she can. She tries to give Cat her pacifier when she loses it, she brings her baby toys and, as can be seen above, she likes to read her books. It’s actually kind of funny to hear her repeat things we’ve read to her or hear her point out stuff in her picture books.
Emma is digging picture books at the moment. She won’t let us read from her fairytale books or her Jip en Janneke book, she wants her Richard Scarry Best Word Book Ever, which she has in both Dutch and English or the Swedish picture book she got from her aunt. And she can be pretty insistent about it. We read to her every night before bed and she starts deciding which one she wants to read while we’re still brushing her teeth. If we pick the wrong book she’ll keep saying ‘No, no, the other one.’ until we get the right one. It’s fun to see how much her vocabulary improves from looking at them every night and how many words she retains from night to night.