It’s always amazing to see Tomoe learn new things. Lately, she’s been learning something new almost every day. She’s starting to figure things out.
She has a big 6 sided toy that’s also her toy box. On one side, there’s a door, which she has learned to open and close. She always tries to find that side of the cube and open it up so she can get the toys out. Not only that, she’s also perfected the skill of emptying out her toy box and throwing everything on the floor from her bed.
As for playing with toys, I’ve taught her how to bounce a ball. Now when she has a ball, she’ll throw it down and bounce it. Unfortunately, she sometimes does that with other toys, too.
A really big thing she’s learned is kissing. If I give her a kiss on the cheek, she’ll lean in and kiss me on the cheek, too. She hasn’t done it with her mom, though.
Recently, when she’s been hungry, she’ll get our attention a way other than crying. When we were coming home from the in-laws’ house last night, she was hungry on the train. She grabbed my wife’s hand and pulled. Her hand was over her bottle and senbei (rice crackers). She wanted some! She’s learning quite a bit these days.
Not really a skill, but she’s really loving riding on my shoulders. She always seems to be really happy up there.
Yesterday, as I said, we were at the in-laws for New Year’s Day. We ate a lot. Tomoe really enjoyed seeing the family, and there were family members that loved seeing her. The ones who especially wanted to spend time with her were her great-grandfather (he’s the kind of elderly man who is always smiling and friendly) and her second cousin (a 12 year old girl). But we found that although she enjoyed the company of the family, she usually wanted to be with my wife or I.