The other day Emma kept repeating this phrase “Foxcourt.”  She began to repeat her word in made up lyrics.  
“Here’s my makeup word Foxcourt Foxcourt.   Mom now you try it, ‘Foxcourt.”    I obliged and she gave her beautiful belly laugh.  She was so  pleased.

I have heard that copying can be the best form of flattery.  I have to agree.  She was teaching me just as I have taught her new letters, and  new words in both English and Portuguese.   It was really an exciting moment to know that she really pays attention, and that she is in turn becoming a teacher herself.