Thursday, January 21, 2010
Say Papa, get a cookie!
Sven makes me laugh. We have been restricting Annabelle's diet until we get back home and get her tested for allergies. The doctors here think she has an intollerance to sugar. Sven has been adamant about the diet....until today. She wanted a desert and I thought poor kid...let her have just one... and Sven wasn't too keen until he tried: "Say Papa and get a cookie" - She has been saying Mama very clearly now for some time - Well, Anna complied and very clearly said "papa, papa". Boy did she get that cookie!!! Now, Miss Annabelle is one smart "cookie" (pardon the pun)... bet you we will be hearing "Papa, papa", alot more from now on!
As for me....if you can't beat them...join them. I have resigned myself to stay in bed while Anna naps during the day. Sven is the butler - providing food, drink and entertainment while I am "Anna's mattress". Last night, she slept from 7 pm to 9 am since she had hardly napped. I think it's better to just give in to her for now....and hope that she will eventually be comfortable enough to sleep beside me. I don't think that this is likely to happen until we get back home.
Finally, as for Yannik...he is the guardian of the kitchen and takes his role very seriously!!! Annabelle is not allowed in there without supervision. She is doing much better with the food....eating more slowly and accepting when it is done. We are making sure that she has snacks in between meals so that she knows that there will always be food.
We are switching gears now. Sven brought in the suitcases and we are preparing for our journey to Astana. We may be able to leave as early as Sunday, but def. by next Tuesday.
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