Hello! Hope everyone had a nice Forth of July vacation:) I had a day off, so Kiko and I went to a zoo in Tokyo with my high school friend and her daughter. More pictures of the zoo next week..
But, as the title says, I’m feeling like I face different challenges as Kiko develops and matures. As soon as one challenge is conquered, another one comes! I feel like Kiko is hitting “terrible two’s” stage already even though she is still 14 months old. I read in Baby Center that some kids can start this delightful process early. Kiko wants to do many things on her own. For instance, she wants to walk on her own without anyone holding her hand, particularly on busy streets. This is perfect because we live on an intersection of two busy streets and I’m terrified that she will get run over by a car!
Adding to her knew found self exaltation in the terrible two stage, if something something happens that she does not like, she picked up the habit of sitting on the ground and crying. I’ve spent the past couple of days being frustrated with her because of this.
I’ve also had it reported to me by my mom that when she and Kiko went to a community center (where there are toys and a play ground), she dominated the slide like a little tyrant. She did not let the other kids play on the slide…Sigh. I wish I were there to beat that out of her, but alas I was not. How do you teach kids to share?
The photos above are from a recent visit to my parents – we hung out, ate my mom’s delicious meals, played the piano and played with bubbles Those days were “Terrible Two-less” thankfully. At this point I need all of those days I can get.