Oh hello Blogger, it's been a while.
I just wanted to commemorate this development of M.: She went to nursery by herself without crying yesterday! It has literally been 8 months since she started nursery. Most weeks I have gone in with her. It's hard to believe that most of my time at church in this ward has been inside that nursery room with her.
I feel like this advent only became possible very recently. Maya as of recently has demonstrated that she is cognitively capable of verbalizing observations and concepts that do not relate to her immediate surroundings, including events occurring in the past or in the future. It's fun to have evidence of the workings of her little mind and to see her personality!
Anyway, we just talked to her a bunch on Saturday as well as Sunday morning before church about going to nursery. Who was going to be there, how parents don't come with the kids in nursery and go to their own classes, how she would go by herself and play and there would be snack and a lesson, how we would come get her at the end. Then we kept asking her if she was going to go to nursery by herself. She wasn't sure, but Sunday morning she told us yes, and she kept to her word. I'm proud of her!