Wednesday, May 06, 2020

Maia Battle Report: Year 2 Month 10

Maia is just 2 months away from turning 3. Quarantine life has been challenging -- Maia understands that something is different in our routines and misses her friends, but doesn't really have the context to express this properly. She's tired of hanging out with just the two of us all the time, but we still have a lot of fun with few tantrums. It would probably be much harder if she were a little older and had more memory of what going to school every day was like.

Maia still loves bunnies and requires Original Bunny around to "dry my tears" whenever she has cried. Most games involve bunnies in some way, from building houses / dance studios / coffee shops for bunnies to dressing up the bunnies in her clothes.

She retains vast quantities of information, and will point out the difference between cedar conifers and pine trees on nature hikes, or successfully answer every single Berenstain Bears trivia question ("In which book did X happen?") we ask her. She recently started memorizing Mother Goose rhymes and also woke up frantically one morning to tell us that she heard a catbird outside.

Last month, we finally let her watch Frozen in four 25-minute chunks. For the next two days, all of her bunnies changed their names to Frozen characters and we played games involving our bed as "North Mountain" ("Elsa bunny has to climb it!"). This also happened:

Since then, she's learned all of the words to the song. She will recite them during nursery quiet time and then ask Alexa to play the song as if she were checking her work.

Other Maia Fragments:

  • She has discovered bacon and once cried when she ate it all and there was none left.
  • She's aware that we have two Original Bunnies now and will ask for the "magic cousin bunny" when her first bunny is dirty and requires a trip in the washing machine. She understands that only one lives in the world at a time.
  • She no longer wants to watch anything but Superwings on TV. Mister Roger's and Sesame Street are ancient history. Even so, we'll only go through about an hour of TV per week.

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