Friday, January 13, 2006
After All She's a Girl
Zara's physical strength sometimes makes us wonder if she's going to grow up to be a tom boy. When she was 10months old, she would lift up an orange using 1 hand; At 13th month, she would try to lift up her tricycle, and drag it to wherever she wanted it to be. And once, she even carried a bag with 2 tins of formula (sample from her Paed) weighing 1Kg in total from the living room to the kitchen. Recently, however, she has shown some feminine interest. When she gets hold of a hair clip, she tries to clip it on herself. And when she spots my bracelet or spots hers, she would ask for it; and then attempts to put them on her wrist. To make her keep her hair clip on her hair, we tell her, "Zara looks pretty!". To encourage her to have the bracelet on, we tell her, "Wah, Zara's bracelet so pretty!". She would then happily have those pretty things on. When she puts on these 'pretty' accessories or put on a piece of clothing she thinks is beautiful, she point to those items or pull her clothes up to to show off when she sees familiar faces. She would like the person to comment that it's pretty before she walks off with a grin. After all, she's a girl; she likes pretty things, likes to look pretty and likes to be complimented.