It’s become increasingly clear in the last month that Maia does actually call me “Mama,” but it is confusing because it sounds like the word she uses to mean food. She used to call food “mam-ma” (맘마) but her pronunciation has shifted to sound more like “ma-ma” (마마). We try to tell by the context, but we get confused! It was cute this morning in bed, though, when she said, “Mama! Dada! Mama! Dada!”
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Currently one of her favorite things to do is to watch Dada shower. As soon as he gets out of bed (and at other random times during the day), Maia runs up and makes a hair-washing gesture. While he showers, she imitates all the motions — washing arms, washing torso, washing her bottom, haha!
I was concerned at her 18 month appointment about the fact that Maia totally couldn’t care less about other babies/toddlers — she didn’t try to interact with them and would cringe if other kids came up to her. I’ve been glad to notice that since then she has shown some interest. She likes to point out other babies to me, and today she followed a little boy around the playground. 🙂
Maia is fairly easy to put to bed, I’d say, but some nights she draws it out: