A picture of Sofia 'reading' a book yesterday. The first of another 5 or 6 books (I lost count... Post pregnancy brain...).
Sofia is 15 months today! Alhamdulillah! *clapclap*
Ah anyhow. I wish I could blog about all her progress but you see, ah you know it is easier said than done. I stayed up late for a few nights to complete the post on Sofia's first group swimming lesson, and I got down with headache after that. I learned a lesson and decided whatever. If I'm healthy, I can care for Sofia better. Health comes first. Okay.
So, the book Sofia took was from our small home library upstairs. Had to go up 18 steps. Yes, I counted every time Sofia took a step. 9 steps. Walk a few steps, then another flight of steps. 9 and another 9. I used to not count, just say 'up' and 'good' but I read up an article that it is good to count while your child do something so that they know their progress. I also realized Sofia started to get more excited too. So should I say 'yeay!'??? More stairsss..... Huh.
Anyhow, after 'reading' a few pages, she decided she wanted to take more books. She walked to the flight of stairs, leaving the book by the window. I was just testing, really. I told her, "Sofia, put back book" and guess what, she walked back towards the window, picked up the book and walked back towards the stairs. WOW. I was surprised. She is that smart oh. And so I thought, this is good. I should teach her to start putting things back to its place.
HAHA. One parenting tip I read up is that parents have to be consistent in their rules and in what they said. CONSISTENCY. Another HAHA. If you're starting to get an idea of what happened later on, you are probably right. HAHA to me. Our small library is upstairs. 18 steps away, dude!
And here's how it went for another 5 or 6 books. Assist Sofia walking up the stairs, take one book, carry her down the stairs.
The second book she brought down, she flipped a few pages and decided okay, next book. The third book... She only flipped ONE page. And already wanted to go up.
CONSISTENCY. I kept reminding myself, this is good for Sofia this is good for Sofia... I am teaching her good things. Belecak ketiak weh. And after all that, I thought she would nap longer. Ah mana. Only for 30 minutes.
Anyhow, today I taught her to 'put back' again. Kurang sikit from yesterday. 4 books.