This week Davy and I had an awesome play date. We have some friends who came home a little boy from Ethiopia. We brought them food. While Yossi was asleep Davy played/fell in love with his older brother.
Tegegn is 3.5, handsome, funny and sarcastic. They played great together. We have had many many play dates but I think this is the first time that I really witnessed Davy in her own kid world. Really, she could have cared less if I was in the room. Usually she plays tentatively, and lopes back to me to show me her toy. She is an only child of loving, slightly neurotic older parents. We (well I) hover. Because she receives a lot of attention, I think she requires a lot of attention.
This was the first time I have ever really seen her be in her own kid world. It was SO fantastic to see. Her and Tegegn rough-house, and belly laugh. I was SO proud of her. I was SO happy to get to see a glimpse of the big kid she is becoming. I think it was a real milestone for both of us.
The next day I sent my friend a text thanking her, and telling her how much fun we had. She said that Teg told his dad about Davy. He said she was “half baby, half big kid and fun”. Maybe the best description ever.