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Three things about Humuhumu and one about Keiki [20151205|21:13]
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[Humuhumu asleep in the big bed.]

Humuhumu has three modes of expressing when things have happened: "yesterday", "now" and "later". I particularly love that anything that happened in the past that she can remember was "yesterday". If it was three weeks ago that we ate the chocolate ice cream after dinner, or two months ago that we had her friends over for her birthday and they ran around the garden screaming, she refers to that as "yesterday", and seems to take as much pleasure in the reminiscence as if it really had been yesterday.

~*~


She loves being the little spoon when she's going to sleep. She doesn't mind being transferred to her own nest in her room later, but she almost always wants to go to sleep with one of us cuddling her in the big bed. Just before she falls asleep, she flips over, puts her arms around our necks, heaves a deep sigh and lies still for all of four seconds before twisting back into little-spoon position and passing out. It has got to be one of the sweetest things I've ever experienced.

~*~


She carries on being wonderfully perceptive. One morning I apologised for speaking sharply to her for no reason and explained, "Mummy sometimes gets grumpy when she hasn't had anything to eat yet." A few mornings later, she noticed me getting stressed while I was preparing breakfast. She got a dried apricot out of a tupperware container and brought it to me. Holding it up, she said, "Mummy, you need to eat this," in exactly the tone of voice we use with her when we're being no-nonsense.

~*~

Keiki has finally, definitely-without-question-referring-to-the-subject, said his first word.

I don't think anyone will be surprised to hear that it was "cat". Nor that he has now said it about fifty times and with great enthusiasm every time Telstar enters the room. "Cat! Cat! Cat! CAT!" The fervour and the adoration in his voice is, I'm afraid, entirely lost on the object of his affections.

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[User Picture]From: ursarctous
2015-12-05 22:35 (UTC)
Oh, that third one is amazing. You have created a brilliant creature <3
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2015-12-09 20:40 (UTC)
Honestly, I don't know how I produced her. She's far wiser than I've ever been.
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[User Picture]From: jixel
2015-12-06 05:42 (UTC)
Last 2 mems showing blank squares for photos :(
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2015-12-09 20:41 (UTC)
Sorry about that. Pretty sure it's Google Photos playing silly buggers with permissions. The latest ones seem to be visible, which is inexplicable to me as none of the albums that any of them are in are public.
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[User Picture]From: alice_mccoy
2015-12-06 09:32 (UTC)
catcatcatcatcata :) that amuses me
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2015-12-09 20:42 (UTC)
This evening the CAT was rewarded for his endurance of endless calls of CAT when the toddler got out his gooshy food and successfully delivered the contents into the bowl!
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[User Picture]From: owlfish
2015-12-06 15:23 (UTC)
Grouting's first word was Cat too, and we don't even have one! (One of the neighbor's cats likes looking in our windows.)

Good work Humuhumu, looking after her mummy.

(I too cannot see the photos.)
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2015-12-09 20:43 (UTC)
That's great! I wonder if it's because CAT is quite a satisfying word to say. It's got sharp, well defined edges, and a strong vowel sound.

Humuhumu is far wiser than I ever was, or am ever likely to be.
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[User Picture]From: pax_athena
2015-12-06 16:33 (UTC)
This post made me all smile <3

(But I have the same problem with the photos ...)
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2015-12-09 20:44 (UTC)
Glad the words were enjoyable, anyway! I've no idea what's up with the photos. I suspect Google of tinkering with the Photos module and permissions again.
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[User Picture]From: mysterysquid
2015-12-07 07:36 (UTC)
Aw, sweet. :)

Also with the no photo...
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2015-12-09 20:46 (UTC)
I know I'm biased, but I do think they're lovely little people.

No idea if the photos is fixed, but glad the words were enjoyed!
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[User Picture]From: dylsexia
2015-12-07 16:08 (UTC)
This is the most adorable post.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2015-12-09 20:49 (UTC)
Aw, thank you.
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[User Picture]From: impix
2015-12-07 19:37 (UTC)
♡♡ to both of them!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2015-12-09 20:49 (UTC)
:) Conveyed, and back at you and your new little man!
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