Published: April 28th 2009April 28th 2009
At the playground
No other kids to play with, sand in her sandals, no fun at all.
About Tigist (so far)
Things Tig Likes
Clothes that apparently match (oh no)
Toys in each hand and a book tucked under her arm
Gazing out the window, watching the world go by
Mirrors (while dressed in her matching clothes, hat and shoes)
Food, food, a drink of milk, and then more food
Paging through books
Things Tig Does NOT Like
A dirty diaper
Changing a dirty diaper
Not wearing shoes (first melt down, see below)
An empty hand (see above)
Did I mention a dirty diaper?
As a first night with a child goes, I think ours was about par for the course. We didn't collectively sleep more than 2 hours, while Tigist basically slept all night. Every snort, sigh, sniffle, grunt and snore pretty much woke us up to see what was possibly wrong. Fortunately, all went well, and Tigist awoke to a smiling parental set, a scary bath, new set of high-fashion clothes, a big breakfast (followed by seconds from her mom and dad at the buffet), and a highly unsatisfying romp in the hotel playground.
We finally broke through with a successful
All dolled up in her new hat
Now we can't get it off of her.
feeding! Man, does Tig like to eat...and she'll eat pretty much ANYTHING that gets within one Tig-headlength from her mouth. Fruit seems to be the leading contender, however, she did eat an entire dinner roll as big as my fist, then went on to a second course of about 2 cups of rice cereal and a half portion of Gerber carrots. Unbelievable. I can't wait to see what comes out the other end.
Returning back to the room, we encountered our first grumpy. A loaded diaper, and a very unhappy girl. After realizing the diaper change was just okay, we got her back into order and then the real waterworks began. No toy could satisfy her, even the television on wouldn't distract her. In a fit of panic, Katrinka found her shoes, quickly placed them on, and the tears immediately stopped. Problem solved. Amazing.
There are more photos below