Note "The Bracelet". When approac-hing this child, do not ask or reach for "The Bracelet". Especially do not ask and reach at the same time. "The Bracelet" is coveted property. For such a small little girl, who has no vocabulary at this time, her actions regarding "The Bracelet" have proven that although she does not know the word mine she reacts as if she has complete understanding by pulling her arm away and tucking it around her body so that you can no longer see "The Bracelet".
She received "The Bracelet" while on vacation in Hilton Head a week ago. I don't know who bought "The Bracelet" for her, but I'm sure they had no idea of the whole vanity issue (see Babies and Their Mothers). Now that it's been a week, we're all hoping that the novelty of "The Bracelet" has worn off and maybe she'll be willing to show it off a bit more. We'll have to wait and see.
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