Mali just demonstrated that she knows well over half the letters of the alphabet, with confident articulation. She gets confused between lookalikes like R and A, and some letters are given unique pronunciations (W is "doy-doyee") but...huh. I thought she only knew A, B, and O. Clever baby.
After more rumination, I realized this post is not really about Mali's letter recognition--Iz had the alphabet down at 14 months and could sing the alphabet song at 20. No. It's about the blocks Mali used to show me what she knew. I got them for Leelo right around the time Seymour and I were in active denial about our boy's symptoms. I tried for months to get Leelo to play with those blocks, and he just didn't give a hoot.
Mali loves them.