Tuesday, February 10, 2009

S is for sharing.

Apparently, this is something that Baby S needs to practice before she enters the real world, a.k.a. day care or preschool. As I was cooking dinner yesterday, on a whim I decided to make domplines. JJ tried them for the first time when he was 18 months old, courtesy of Abuela. When he was 5 years old, Abuela returned for a visit, and set out to make them thinking that I had made them in the meantime. JJ eyed them suspiciously and asked me "What is that?" Before I could answer, Abuela responded, "Puerto Rican cookies." That is all the kid needed to know and he gladly chowed down. I was curious as to whether Baby S would like them and that is how I ended up making something I had not made in about ten years.

Baby S took her first bite and gave her approval. She then moved to her chair and kept chomping away. Since she has ants in her pants she ended up on the sofa and within P's reach. P wanted a bite, and as you can see in the video below, Baby S was not willing to share. This is unusual for her as she usually shares with us even when we do not ask nor want whatever she is eating. P was hurt, but he'll get over it, I'm sure. However, we have a lot of work to do regarding sharing. Maybe it is just about the food because Baby S is doing much better sharing her Mama with her Baba. Now when she wedges her little body between us, it is more about comfort and cuddling. Up to a couple of months ago it was about "get your filthy paws off my Mama." We are considering that progress.

I was asked how much Baby S weights and the truth is that we do not know. She has her 2 year old check up next month and we will find out then. Her muslitos (thighs) do look chubby and she is filling her clothes a little bit more. We are hoping that she has achieved and passed the twenty pound mark. She is wearing 18 months and 2T tops now; pants are more of a problem due to her tiny hiney. Oh, and although her feet look huge in the picture where she is sitting with the presents from her Cousin Bel, her feet are still tiny. Her Chucks are a size 3 and the pink booties she wears are a size 2. The Mary Janes she is wearing in the studio pictures are a size 4 but with room to grow. So she still has infant size feet although her second birthday is fast approaching. She finally outgrew the pink Chucks so her feet have changed little in seven months. Right now we are desperately searching for a pair of snow boots in a size 4. Also reasonably priced as she'll probably wear them only a handful of times.


First taste.

Mmm, this is good, sit down in a comfortable, padded rocking chair good.

Dude, get your own!

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