It’s springtime, for Zora, in Germany. And it’s her second spring, in her hometown of Greifswald. Her love for pacifiers is strong. She will keep three on hand if possible, and always takes a few extra puffs before relinquishing one. She requires a minimum of two in bed.
Last night she announced bedtime “dodo.” Usually it’s down at 6:15 with a round of goodnights and bonnes nuits, then up again at 6:30 AM. After lunch naps last some 2.5 hrs. Her favorite perch is on top of the sofa chair in axel’s bedroom. It’s a bit perilous, and seems very proud to be up there.
Her personality is ever stronger. She guards her dignity and doesn’t like to lose face, be ignored or rebuffed in any way.
Crazy for dogs. But a little afraid of close encounters. She met a little wobbly one last weekend that she named “cow,” for its round cow-like patches of black and white. Likes ponies and ducks too. The monkeys were a special attraction at the zoo recently. She delivered a big speech to them.
Recently she found an empty box on the floor and pooped in it. She’s generally showing a desire to potty train, and signals by placing her adapter seat thingy on the big toilet. It really seems that she finds the diaper routine to be rather undignified.
Likes: Having barrettes in her hair, story time with her dadda or mama. Outings with her Pukylino (4-wheel kick bike), “Autos”, Battle of “no’s” with Axel – no, no… no,, no, etc. Or an old-fashioned screech fest.
Dance, hug, hug, dance.
At school she is a bit fierce and strong-arms her way to the best toys. But she’s also quite affectionate and popular with her teachers.
German. Seems to have just a few words so far (mehr, guck, tschüss, hallo, auto…). Teachers say she understands directions very well in German.
French. about 50 words in French, in a learning spree. Starting to put 2 words together for short sentences.
English. 3rd place. Not many words here. Not yet. Soon.
Eating: not a very big fan of veggies, except in a ratatouille or stir fry. Doesn’t like purees. Unlike her brother she seems to like real food. Loves axel-food too like chicken nuggets.