We took a short trip to visit my parents. Naturally, we worried about how our girls would do with the car trip. They were great – thanks to the DVD player that we bought for the car. Each girl has her own screen and they watched Dora the Explorer the entire trip. The player puts the DVDs on a loop, so it never ceases until you press “Stop.” It’s well worth it, but those Dora episodes are now burned into our brains.
C (16 months) – My Mom gave each girl a pair of pink sunglasses. C thought that it was great fun to run up to the adults in the room, offer them the sunglasses, then pull them away at the last moment. Each time, she ran away squealing; it’s amazing how much joy children can take from the simplest things. It’s a lesson for us all.
She was a little uncertain of her surroundings when we got to my parents’ home. She needed some reassurance, so I cuddled her. She’s such a sweetie and it amazes me that she thinks I can make things better for her.
C is in a stage of dumping her food and drink all over herself. After the trip, her car seat contained many examples of all four food groups. We’re thinking of taking the car to a full-service car wash, but they’ll probably refuse to clean it.
E (30 months) – up at my parents’ home, E slept in my old bedroom. Unbeknownst to me, Mom had kept my old Garfield sheets and put them on E’s bed. E has a hard time understanding that those are her Dad’s 30-year-old sheets. Come to think of it, it’s hard for me to believe, too.
She is such a “girly girl.” She found a pair of spiked high heels in her room – lime green & orange – and walked around the house in them. We got some pictures, which will be good blackmail material when she is a teen.
Last, she has no problems asserting herself. Mom made a coconut cake. Feeling hungry, E walked in the empty dining room & helped herself to a large handful. She’s definitely becoming much more independent.