Although you’ve been doing really well at pre-school, it hasn’t been all smooth sailing. In fact, Mom and I were both pretty annoyed to hear that your first week there, you contracted Cocksakie Virus (commonly known as Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease). It turns out the school had a few confirmed cases and sent an email out to the parents, but because you hadn’t “officially” started, they forgot to inform us. Lo and behold, I got an email pointing out a rash we had seen that morning saying it looked like the virus. I took you the the doctor and confirmed you had it. It also explains why you were so sweaty a few days prior when I woke you up (I assumed the AC just wasn’t set low enough in your room).
It’s a testament to what a tough cookie you are. You had no complaints at all, even though you had sores in your mouth and a brief fever. You just battled through it without saying anything— as has become your MO.
Of course I had A LOT more complaints when I got it from you. In a weird series of coincidences, my foot had swollen from some insect bites, so when I started feeling bad while we were traveling to LA for Uncle Chin’s wedding (why your Dada & Dadi were in town to watch you), I assumed it was an allergic reaction. I ended up missing most of the activities for the wedding as a result. It seems I did a lot worse with the virus than you did. I guess that’s no surprise. You’re totally more like Mom than me in that regard. For that, we’re both lucky!
Lately, you ask “What is that?” (pronounced izdat in Roarkian) all the time. It’s so amazing. I know parents talk about this getting annoying— and I’m not saying it won’t— but I’ve loved the first couple months of this. You basically point at anything / everything and ask izdat. Mom and I then get to explain stuff to you all the time.
A sampling of things you were pointing at while izdat-ing just this month: a pile of laundry, litter, image of a rhino, every 5th bird in the Central Park Zoo aviary, a price tag (God I hope you understood the answer to that one), a business card…. The list goes on and on.
You were born to a nerd Dad full of information that generally has no other chance to come out. I have a feeling you’ll get bored of this game before I do. For now, I’m loving it and am happy I still have all the answers….