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Humuhumu update [20140611|20:04]
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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Humuhumu is fluent in cat. When Telstar comes in early in the morning, they sing to one another through her closed door. If shown a picture of a cat, she says, "Aoww" or "Meow", and it's the first animal she identifies on one of the tablet games.

She prefers dresses and tights to trousers and shirts. If she is put in an outfit that she doesn't like, she will march over to her dresser and select the items she wishes to wear. I had no idea that children this small could be so particular about their clothes. She's been doing that for a couple of months now.

We're getting some two-word sentences now. These include:
  • "Brush tee" (accompanied by miming gesture)
  • "Sit dow" (very imperiously said to herself, her parents and her teddy bears)
  • "Mama/Dada shoe" (when she wants to go outside, usually accompanied by the delivery of shoes to the person's feet)

She gives kisses very readily, particularly to other babies. She's a very extroverted baby generally, smiling at everyone and trying to charm new people as soon as they notice her.

While my parents were here, she started to call her grandpa "Papa". She enjoyed teasing him by pretending to give him bits of food and then stuffing them in her own mouth. He encouraged this by pretending to cry in an amusingly overblown fashion.

The day after they left, she sat at the dining table with her cache of breakfast raisins, looking puzzled. She picked one up, held it out toward his now-empty chair and said, "Papa?"

[Little astronaut and "Papa"]

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[User Picture]From: cosmiccircus
2014-06-12 03:14 (UTC)
Is she like how you were when you were her age?

Her and Telstar sound so cute together!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2014-06-12 17:11 (UTC)
I don't think she is, actually. She's quite different. More like her dad, I suspect.

They are a terrible duo. He's just dying for her to figure out how to open his gooshy food pouches. He gives her this desperate look while she's miming putting the food in his bowl, as if to say, "Little person, you have THUMBS. Please, please, learn to use them."
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[User Picture]From: melissa_maples
2014-06-12 05:36 (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: mysterysquid
2014-06-12 10:42 (UTC)
Seconded. ;)
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2014-06-12 17:13 (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2014-06-12 17:13 (UTC)
I forgot to write down another thing she does that is desperately cute. She has a Makka Pakka doll (genderless geologist from In the Night Garden) that plays Makka Pakka noises. When it cycles to Makka Pakka's song, she takes it by the hands and twirls round and round with it. SO ADORABLE.
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[User Picture]From: anthrokeight
2014-06-13 01:17 (UTC)
I wasn't much older than H when I decided the best way to protest clothes I didn't like was to wet my pants. So.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2014-06-15 23:12 (UTC)
OH MYYY. She hasn't figured that one out yet. Although going outside and soaking herself in water from the bucket so she can then strip off and get into the bucket works pretty well for that too.
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