Adelaide has figured out two-step commands, which allows us to use her as our errand girl around the house. "Take that glass of whiskey to Papa," Aimee says, pointing to a glass of Wild Turkey on the table. Okay, that's only ever happened in my daydreams, but Adelaide does go and get us tissues when we sneeze, mittens when we're putting on coats, and, most charmingly, random objects at random moments.
We always make a big deal about it when she brings us something, exclaiming "Thank you!" in a high-pitched voice. So, now, Adelaide periodically comes up to us grasping a treasure while bellowing "Anksh Oo!". Sometimes the thing is random, but often seeming non-sequitors have a grain of meaning.
When I thought of this blog entry, I was loading the washer and about to pour in the detergent when Adelaide nudged my leg with a bottle of shampoo and said, "Anksh Oo!" I initially assumed she was looking for attention, but then I wondered, maybe she assumed I needed the shampoo to clean the laundry? After all, why don't we use shampoo? If we washed our clothes using shampoo, liquid body soap, dish soap, or our super-special Color Saving and White Whitening laundry detergent, would it matter? Probably not to Adelaide.
As a bonus, here are some pictures of Adelaide playing horsey.