We have a new “part-time” pet!
Part-time because, well, she is a toddler. And toddlers after all are busy little individuals with a mission to keep us on our toes all the time and of course make us chase the last of our sanities, regularly. Except of course during tube time, in our case, currently? Phineas and Ferb tube time.
My 2nd daughter, Ayana Rhys, is 2 and a half years old, and definitely not the most sociable toddler. She’s wary, she takes her time getting to know other people. If provoked, she’s a force to be reckoned with. Just asked her elder sister Mikaela, or her uncle (Michael 3). Yep. She routinely picks on her uncle too. With provocation. (Except the time when she pinched our good friends’ pretty daughter, Fia. It was her way of showing she finds the baby cute and irresistible. The pinching incidences thankfully now, are rare.)
So last Sunday, on our way to the church to attend the christening of my twin sister’s 4th daughter, (yes, between the 2 of us, we have 6 girls), Ayana went upstairs again to get leggings. She is wearing a dress already. She went up and got leggings to wear. Leggings mania in the house, people. Apparently, it is contagious. And if you’re wondering, Mikaela is as obsessed as always. No sign of wavering whatsoever.
When we arrived at the eat-all-you-can restaurant for the lunch celeb, with around 40 guests, Ayana made it her mission to clean the floor by crawling on all fours and pretended “again” that she’s a cat! Other times, she’s either a pig, a rabbit or a monkey.
When in cat mode, she licks my face, her sister’s face, her Pa’s tummy and mine too! Cute. But. Gross.
We humor her, Ate Kaela by scratching her head and her chin. Me, with a pat in the head. Sometimes, when the mood strikes her, she only answers with a meow!
Me: Yana, you want to open your mouth now and eat your dinner?
Me: Yan, can you stop meowing and brush your teeth now?
Good thing I brought one set of clothes change.
After the cleanup, Ayana Rhys decided to run around and shout at the top of her lungs! Between her and my twins sister’s 3rd daughter Kyle, they were having a blast! Oh well, at least the little cat’s hands and knees are clean now.
Happy weekend everyone!