To that end, we hosted a playgroup at our house last week, where I met a bunch of children, and my new friend Remi, who qualifies as a baby to me, since she is 4 months younger than I. Then on Saturday I met Mommy & Daddy’s friends Aliseo and Marisol, and their children, Eduardo and Lorenzo. Lorenzo really is a baby – only 10 months old – and Eduardo is almost two. We went to a nice lunch at a restaurant near our house called Buena Tierra (Good Earth), and then went on to the park where I proceeded to smack at least six children (Daddy counted), one of them being Eduardo. I should point out that the beating of Eduardo began at the restaurant, mostly just to see what would happen. And Mommy and Daddy thought my hitting phase was behind me.
In all fairness, though, I did have a very hectic day (we had spent a few hours walking to and browsing around the Saturday market and went to the park earlier in the day as well) leaving no time for a nap. Unfortunately, Mommy and Daddy had little sympathy and forced me to leave the park early due to my behavior.
All the excitement of Saturday left Sunday a total bore, with Mommy & Daddy going furniture shopping without me. It wasn’t so bad, though, because I got to spend time with Aurora, my new favorite person.
Speaking of Favorites, here’s a list of some recent ones:
Expression: “Salut!” (God Bless You in Spanish – although I tend to pronounce it “salup” and then laugh hysterically) and “Uh-oh, it broke” (in Gujarati)
Toys: Anything Dora (mostly so I can give her a kiss); Winnie the Pooh ride on car (or any “motorcar” for that matter); puzzles (with which I get frustrated if I can’t figure them out on the first try); balls (I’m learning how to throw – hopefully I haven’t inherited Mommy’s “athletic” genes).
Books: Peekaboo Polar Bear; Shapes; Coco the Chick
Foods: Chicken any style; chocolate cookies and M&Ms both of which I have just discovered (much to Mommy’s dismay)
Hobbies: running around the apartment deliriously, trying to find Aurora and get her to stop her work to pick me up; going for walks; trying to spot “doggies” everywhere we go; taking apart and putting back together my play mat; inspecting Mommy’s elbows; intentionally breaking things so I can use one of my favorite expressions.