Tomoe is having good days and bad days. Yesterday was a good day. She was happy. She was silly. She was joking around. I’m pretty sure she was joking around.
She’s been doing a lot of walking lately, though she still only takes about 5 or 6 steps on her own before sitting down. She has been walking outside a lot while holding our hands, though. She is getting better all the time. She’s even started walking backwards! When I got home last night, she walked up to me in her bed and smiled, then walked backwards making a growling sound. Then she walked up to me again and smiled. Then she backed up again, growling. She was playing around with me. It reminded me of this:
But here are some real pictures of Tomoe standing in the park, taken by my wife while I was on my way to work.
One more happy thing. She’s been repeating a lot of things we say. She’s been mimicking so much. She’ll repeat sounds when we copy her. But she’s also been kissing a lot. We kiss her, she kisses back. She’s learned to wave, too.
On the moody side of things, she has been terrible today. Crying about everything. She cries when we feed her, cries when we play with her, and she’s been throwing food down on the floor. She gets quite upset when we’re not happy. If we scold her a bit, she cries. It takes just a look sometimes. She knows we’re unhappy just by looking at our faces. But in general, she’s just been in a bad mood today. Hard to feed, hard to play with, hard to please.
Thankfully, she’s playing on her own right now and not crying.