I'm writing this story because my husband and I are starting to think that our 2-1/2 year old daughter might be psychic and if she does actually show some psychic ability, how do we help develop it?
There have only been a few examples of what we think her abilities are so far. The first occurrence was one night when my husband and daughter were out playing on the driveway while I was at the gym. All of the sudden, she announced to my husband, "Mommy's coming home". My husband asked her how she knew that and she said "Mommy told me". Just a couple of minutes later, I drove up to the house.
The next example happened about a month later when we went out to grab a bite to eat at a burger/custard place. My husband went up to the counter to get some ice cream. The counter was at least 75 feet away from our booth, not even close to ear shot. I casually asked her what kind of ice cream she though daddy was going to bring back. After thinking about it for a second, she announced "peanut butter". About 2 minutes later, my husband came back to the table with a sundae piled high with peanut butter cups. It is important to note that up until this point, she had NEVER had any kind of ice cream other than vanilla and didn't even know there were other ice cream options! Not only that, she had never even had candy let alone peanut butter cups - she was only about 26 months old at the time.
The next example was about a month or so after that one. We didn't have much food around the house and I was trying to come up with a creative dinner, so I called my husband at work while our daughter was at daycare and told him that we were going to have breakfast for dinner - eggs and pancakes. After work, we went for a family walk and I asked her "What are we having for dinner tonight?". She thought about it for a second and announced "Cheesy eggs". I asked my husband if he told her and he did not. Again, it's worth mentioning that breakfast for dinner is NOT common in our house. It was a last resort because we were so low on food. There are so many other food options that would have been "fall backs" - it was really strange that she said this since we hardly ever eat eggs. Especially for dinner.
The next example was guessing the sex of our friends unborn baby, since they didn't know what it was going to be. They came over one night and we asked our daughter if our friend (who was about 34 weeks pregnant at the time) was having a boy or a girl. After thinking about it, our daughter said a girl with a lot of certainty. In the weeks leading up to the baby's birth, I asked her at least 4 more times and she never wavered - she always said it was going to be a girl. When we got the text message that the baby was a girl 6 weeks later, I was not a bit surprised.
I should also mention that she seems kind of freaked out for "no reason" as she is going to bed a lot of times. She has also referred to a little figurine of a girl with the Lords Prayer above her bed as an Angel, although we have never even made mention of it.
These may seem like really small things, but being in the situation and knowing that there is no possible way she could know some of the things she knows, it seems like there really is something to it. She just seems like an old soul to us, too. There is no known psychic ability in either of our families.
Does it sound as though she could have some psychic abilities? If she does have this talent, how would we nurture it and help it to grow?