|Commandment #5: "Thou shalt push me around on my big brother's tricycle while he naps"|
|Peruvian Picarones: Sort of like donuts made out of sweet potato & squash or pumpkin & served with syrup. So bad! So good!!!!|
|Peruvian Causa: Sort of like a layered potato salad dish|
While my mother in-law is a big help, I fear that Mateo will not cope well when she leaves. Apart from the bond, he now has certain expectations that are written on a tablet of stone. These are commandments that I know I won't be able to follow religiously after my mother in-law's departure back to Peru:
"Thou shalt hold my hand, for hours, as I try to walk around the house without my walker"
"Thou shalt carry me around when I tire of walking"
"Thou shalt NOT sit down while holding me!"
"Thou shalt maintain body contact with me at ALL times"
"Thou shalt push me around on my big brother's tricycle while he naps"
And because my mother inlaw is so quick to appease Mateo, I fear he may have reached the allowable limit of acceptable baby-spoiling (but who CAN'T spoil those dimples???). This can only end badly. The good news is that my inlaws pushed out their return date to November 2nd. Mateo will be 10 3/4 months by then. Is it too much to wish that his separation anxiety suddenly disappears before then? Or a new distraction, like walking, is introduced before they leave? I checked back on Diego's stats: at 10 3/4 months, he was already taking his baby steps.
Maybe Mateo's not too far off?
I can only hope, else the person with the separation anxiety will be me towards my mother in-law! - Shirley