Well, I haven’t updated this for almost a month now. I’ve been a bit unmotivated to do much of anything this past month, other than just hang out and cuddle with Hana. I’m feeling like I have a bit more energy now.
Yesterday, I took Gaku to daycare in the morning. When I walked in with Hana, the head of the daycare came over to hold her for me while I got Gaku’s stuff straightened up and put away. She started walking into the office with Hana and Gaku started to get really upset. He wasn’t jealous that the teacher was holding Hana. He was upset because he felt that she was taking Hana away. He was saying “dame” (meaning “no”) in the same way that he does to the women in the bath who tease him about taking Hana home. He is very protective (possessive) of her. She is HIS sister.
Hana is getting to be more fun. She “talks” and smiles a lot now. She already has really good head control. But Tak says she’s still not as much fun as Gaku. Of course she’s not; Gaku is almost three and he is so cool lately. It’s a lot of fun to reason with him and try to figure out what’s going on in his head. He loves to read longer stories with more words lately. And he really loves to rough-house with his daddy.