Aelig has grown into a little girl.
About three weeks ago, she discovered the snow. We had a tour outside. Now it is easier to tell her anything related to snow.
We feel that she should learn to play by herself. She would do it from time to time. That day I saw her decorating the table with her toys. Yesterday she asked for an apple jam and a cup of water for her tiger and tried to feed him and hold him like a baby.
She has started going to a childcare center half day per week. A little background: In our area babysitters are allowed to work maximum 48 hours per week. Our contract with the sitter is 45 hours but we need 50 hours. In the past, we took turn to take half day off per week. I have used most of my vacation so we looked for another solution. In France the government does provide a special childcare where you could drop your kid for several hours while you run your errand. We signed her in with one closed by and since January she has been going there. At the beginning she refused to go, but now she is happy there. Apparently she doesn't play with other kids but she would observe with big curiosity. My goal is to find her a playmate / playgroup but I found it very difficult. Both me and hubby are not outgoing so it limits our chance to meet new parents / kids.
Another incoming challenges are to potty train her and choose a school for her. Normally she would enter kindergarten this September with condition that she is potty trained. We have been training on and off but she would cooperate one day and refuse the day after. As for school, we have to go visit both the public and the private one before deciding which one is best for her.
I found it scary to be a parent, as we have to make so many decision for our kid which could certainly influence her future development in life.
Side note: Last week we had guest at home so we let Aelig slept in our bed. Since then, she had decided to sneak into our bed. We would put her to sleep in her crib and discovered her in our bed, sleeping soundly. Another hard decision: should we let her continue sleeping in our bed or we should send her to her crib?