It’s been a rough December for us so far. Everyone got sick; Eliana started us off with a bad cold, then Rina and I got the flu a few days later (yes, we both had the shot), then Maya got a bad cold and fever. Most of us are better, but Rina’s decided she likes being sick, as after the flu she got an ear blockage, a sinus infection, and just this morning, food poisoning. At least she’s feeling better this evening….
In other news, Eliana’s also gotten picky about her diapers. We’ve been buying her pull-up diapers for a while, as she likes the design (Dora the Explorer). But, as a friend of mine recently blogged about, diapers with designs on them come with multiple designs. So for the Dora diapers, half of the diapers have Dora in a yellow dress, and half have Dora holding flowers. Eliana has, for a while now, not cared for the Flower Doras. She always asks for Yellow Dora, partly because they also have Boots the Monkey on them, while Flower Dora doesn’t. I always tell her that she has to wear Flower Dora sometimes, because if she only wore Yellow Dora, she’d run out, and then have a long time of wearing Flower Doras before we could open a new package and she could have Yellow Dora again.
Apparently my explanations weren’t good enough. Today after our failed attempt at getting her to nap (she was in bed, but refused to sleep), we let her play in her room. Eventually, we came in to check on her. She had pulled out her package of Dora diapers from the closet, removed them all, and sorted them. So instead of alternating like they should be, all the Yellow Doras were together, and all the Flower Doras were together. We caught her right before she could stuff them back into the package with all the Flower Doras in the back.
Together, Eliana and I re-shuffled them, so they alternated again. I tried explaining again why we want to alternate. I’m not sure it took, but I’m stunned by how creatively she tried to fix the “problem.”
Finally, Maya started crawling this past week, so we’re in trouble. We’re going through the house again making sure everything is childproof for a crawler who doesn’t know she shouldn’t put everything into her mouth. Maya and Eliana also now have two games they play together. In the first game, Maya will scream, then Eliana will scream, then Maya will scream…. The second game is a little quieter; Eliana runs down the hallway, and Maya crawls after her chasing her. Eliana then stops, and when Maya gets closer, Eliana squeals and runs further away. Maya then keeps chasing her. Maya already likes Eliana more than her parents; hopefully they continue to be so close as they get older.