And from the looks of it, the wait will be long.
The lovely mark on her forehead? Obtained out walking with mommy and daddy earlier this week. I was singing a song to get her to hurry up a little because it was getting dark; I had a hold of her hand, but she tripped and I couldn't grab hard enough fast enough so down she went. Do you know what it sounds like when a little one's head hits the sidewalk? I do. It's awful.
Thankfully she seems no worse for wear, as evidenced above. I am still bothered by it, but she clearly is not. Unless a side effect of a head injury is suddenly asking "why?" to everything. Today when I picked her up from school, I put her in the car and our conversation went something like this:
Me: Did you have a good day today?
Me: Good! Let's go home and watch Gabba...
Me: Then after nap time we're going to go to the grocery store.
Me: Because we need food.
Me: Because we have to eat, silly!
Me: Because you get grumpy when you're hungry.
Me: Because I get grumpy when I'm hungry too.
Me: Oh look, we're home!
I know every kid goes through this. Somehow though, I wasn't expecting it until she was a bit older. I guess I can just hope that we're getting it over and done with early... and also hope that this little phase doesn't rear its ugly head again later on.