Aiden used to take pots in and out of the cabinets with no “adult” purpose.
But after returning home, he actually did things to show he knows what pots are for – for cooking.
So it worked out well as we did plan to put up the pretend kitchen for Aiden when we came back from vacation.
But since he understands the concept of cooking now, Daddie put the kitchen together even before the weekend.
Wonderful! Something to keep Aiden occupied so Mommie can cook!
Wrong! Aiden has become even more sticky since our return.
He has a wee case of separation anxiety.
The first night was the worst because he would continually cry in his crib and say he knows he did something wrong. (in other words, don’t punish him.)
The happiest moment was when Mommie and Daddie were in the same room with him.
I could seriously cry while re-telling this event.
But he had no issues with sitting in the car seat or high chair.
Eating without crying was a bit of a problem most nights though.
It drove Mommie and Daddie absolutely crazy.
Luckily things calmed down by the end of the week.
That includes eating and sleeping.
By Saturday night he was willing to go to sleep without a fight.
Mommie and Daddie can have a good night sleep too!
Aiden loves to wash his hands when he plays in his kitchen.
That’s because Mommie washes her hands a lot!
Aiden was oh so tired.
He fell asleep during his bath.
That’s what happens when you don’t sleep well for a whole week.
Mommie was eager to take Aiden out over the weekends.
Since Mommie was afraid he would be super bored upon return.
But Aiden is quick to adapt.
I know he will bounce back!
Mommie is getting braver.
Letting Aiden feed himself yogurt?
Who knew Aiden would eat it though.
He wasn’t a big fan of it before Hong Kong.
I guess the experts are right when they say try and try again when kids refuse to eat a certain food.
But Aiden is not the only one that needs to get back into the groove.
Mommie needs time too!
Gotta get Aiden back to his regular foods.
But will he want to after all the wonderful foods in Hong Kong?
One sad thing after coming back is Aiden doesn’t come running to Mommie the way he did in Hong Kong.
Calling “Mama, mama!” and then putting his palms on Mommie’s cheeks.
Oh how Mommie misses those sweet moments.
I dunno why he just stopped that immediately, never even got it on camera. Mommie will just have to make sure this memory stays embedded in my heart.