Adelie is at such a fun age right now. She is talking up a storm, imitating everything her sister (and older cousins) are doing, fake sneezing, counting, singing, telling little (3 word) stories, asking 'why?', trying to jump... It seems like she is doing something new every day. But one of her newer words? Sorry. (Or sa-sa, as Adelie says it.) We have been hearing 'sa-sa' quite a bit around here lately.
Adelie has mastered the art of using sorry. The other day when Grammie was watching the girls, Staley and Grammie came into the living room to find Adelie with about 10-15 DVDs off the shelf on the floor around her. As they walked in, before they'd even said anything, Adelie quickly said, "Sa-sa. Sa-sa." When Adelie throws food on the floor or rips yet another flap out of one of her flap books, she is quick to set things right with an apology. Whenever Staley tattles on Adelie, often for something unintentional that Adelie has done, Adelie is quickly saying "sa-sa" before Staley has even finished tattling on her.
I've heard it said, and possibly even said it myself, that it's better to ask for forgiveness than to ask for permission. I think Adelie is learning that lesson a little too early in life.