I've noticed lately that Tulip and I are amazingly in tune with each other. She has been finishing my sentences and speaking my thoughts out loud.
For example, last weekend was Fall Break and we had Friday through Monday off. At dinner Thursday night, I was thinking - to myself quietly - how great it was that I didn't have to go to work the next day. Or the next. Or the next. OR THE NEXT. So I said spontaneously, "I think it's so great that..."
Tulip cut me off and said, "...we have four family days in a row!!!"
She calls Saturday and Sunday "family days" because I think her kindergarten teacher calls them that. Maybe. Maybe she made it up on her own but I call Saturday Saturday and Sunday Sunday so she didn't get it from me.
However, she knew exactly what I was thinking, now didn't she.
Okay and then there was today.
I was looking at this soft textile rock designed by Ronel Jordaan:
Not the best image capture but you get the idea, right? In the background we noticed a blanket made of felted pebbles. See it?
Tulip was looking over my shoulder and asked me what I was looking at. I told her that this artist made a rock out of soft fabric so it is actually a cushion or pillow to sit on. Clever, right?
The website had a magnify-by-scrolling-over feature so I began to do that and in the instant that I clicked on that feature I thought in my head, "I'll say out loud 'Let's look and see if we can notice any fuzz on that rock'" to point out that the oh-so-realistic rock art we were looking at is, in fact a soft fabric object. But in that nearly same instant I thought, "Why would I say that out loud?" But then Tulip giggled, "I see fuzz on that rock" as if to confirm that it is, in fact, soft.
And to confirm she read my mind. Right?