Another thing that gets talked about is how there's always a backslide before a growth spurt or intellectual leap. Again, that's something we've seen for ourselves, too. (I don't know what to call this "people say" thing - it's not quite an old wives' tale, or common knowledge, or whatever, but it's just a thing. As the Dothraki would say, it's just "It is known.") I'm hoping that Charlotte is building up to something, because here's what the last week has been like:
- At Gavin's birthday party this weekend, she had a really hard time understanding "No" and "Those are Gavin's presents." She did fine with this at the last few birthday parties we went to, so it could be party fatigue, or something different.
- Charlotte has fallen on her face more in the last week than in the last 6 months.
- Sleep issues. She was up for 4 hours in the middle of the night last night, and up at 8:30 am this morning.
- Increased arguing and "talking back."