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Monday, March 02, 2009

Random stuff

The last time I took Kristina to gymnastics she bit a sweet little girl on the arm. Hard. You could see the teeth marks. *sigh*

Keith is initiating more contact with me. He will scoot up to me and have this look on his face, like "please pick me up and snuggle me." I can't resist it. Who could?

Kristina has a fascination of being naked. I find her often with her clothes off. Yesterday she stripped down and even took off her diaper, which, at the time, was full of poop.

Keith is definitely a boy, (not that that was in question or anything), as he loves loud noises. Our dog, Maggie, and cat, Jasper, like to play together often. Keith especially enjoys it when they squabble LOUDLY. Keith also loves to be present when I am blow drying my hair. He loves the vacuum cleaner when it's turned on. He loves the loud garage door opening and closing, you get the idea.

Kristina loves to be doing whatever Anna is doing. This can be good and bad. It depends on if Anna is sharing "the" toy or not. We're working on it, yet I'm not too eager to solve every problem as I think it's important that they learn how to work together.

Whenever I say we're going "bye bye", Keith scoots to the door. He definitely understands that phrase.

Several times a day, Kristina will approach me and snuggle up with me and give me lots of kisses and hugs. When I fix my hair and make-up she will say "Mama pretty!" And lately if she catches me using the restroom, she will say "Mama, good job!" and give me a huge THUMBS UP! You have to love her enthusiasm, even if it's while you're on the potty. :o)


Melisa said...

Wow sweetie. Sounds like it has been a mixed bag lately. Highs and lows. Hugs!

RML said...

My son went through a terrible period between two and three of biting his older sister AND pulling hunks of her hair out if he didn´t get his own way. Luckily he grew out of it :).

Carina said...

HAHA! I love that she congratulates you after doing your business =) Sounds like things are getting better and better!

Diana said...

I'm glad to hear things are moving forward with Keith in terms of cognative function and attachment.

Gotta love it when kids congratulate you for going potty! It's a hoot, isn't it?

Hmmm...the biting and the nakie thing. Oh, the joys of raising PI kids. :-)

There's two things that came to mind with the nakie thing, though. One you might be happy about, and the other, unfortunately given where your adorable kiddos were before they joined your family also needs to be considered. The first possibility for this lovely behavior is that it's "normal" child development behavior (though at a much younger developmental level than her chronological age, which you already know is indicative of PI kids.) The thing you may be really happy to be reminded of is that if she's pulling off her clothes to get to her poopy diaper, yippee...she may be showing signs that readiness for potty training is on the horizon. The nakie phase does seem to strike about that same developmental time.

As for the other possibility, again, as one who'd BTDT and still doing it, and coupled with all the other "little" behavior anomolies that have popped up along the way, if you haven't already done so, I would also encourage you to do some research on sexual abuse :-( Unfortunately, it is so common, even with the really little kids, in their former culture and living environment.