This is a draft post from Shannon – posted by her mom, Gretchen

I’m not sure that the people who claim their dog/monkey/bird is as smart as a two-year-old has ever actually had a human child. Emmie is only six months old, and already I’m amazed at the way her brain works (and she’s just a normal baby, nothing extraordinary, aside from being my heart of hearts).

She examines a new thing, explores it, tests it, is starting to explore cause and effect, all kinds of amazing things