Almost there...

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

22 Months Addendum

I forgot to mention a couple of things. One of my favorite new things Athena does is that she'll try to do things herself, but then when she gets too frustrated, she stops and says, "Help, please?" It's both adorable, and also the most useful thing in the universe. This again is a skill I sincerely hope she retains rather than stubbornly blundering forward in frustration like her mama.

The other insanely cute thing is "family hug." Athena frequently specifically requests a family hug. Usually this is when one of us is holding her and she reaches out to the other parent and says, "family hug" and grabs us both and squeezes tight. Sometimes on weekend mornings, she gathers us both up, one under each arm after finishing her milk. It's infinitely sweet. As much as she is much more likely to depend on me over Erik in many situations, she truly adores having "both of her people" available as often as possible.