It’s pretty cool that Ada seems to be turning into a daddy’s girl. I should say Baba’s girl, since that what Payman is called by the girls (father or daddy in the Persian language).
Although, Azita has taken to calling him daddy these days, and when he asks her why she says it’s because thats what other kids call their daddy. Oh well, at least I’m not too afraid of her being a follower in other ways, since she shes pretty outgoing and confidant. I just hope she stays that way!
And I hope we do a better job with teaching Ada Persian. It’s such a loss for a baby to have a chance growing up knowing two languages and the parents not getting themselves together to make it happen. Payman just forgets to speak only Persian with them when he’s at home, and I see them so incredibly much more. I REALLY need to just learn Persian myself. I know a little. Ye cami baladam.
Maybe Ada being so into being with Payman will work in our favor on this subject.
The last week or two, it’s like some switch got flipped. She just wants to be with him all the time when he is around. She cries when he leaves for work. And when he gets home she wants nothing to do with me unless she’s hungry, and even then, she seems to want us both.
Azita didn’t really start to notice Payman going to work and wishing to see him home until a short time after she turned a year old. I think is has some to do with me being in school and leaving Azita for hours at a time regularly and some to do with their personalities. Ada may not be so insecure about me leaving because she’s rarely without me, which is so good for her development into an emotionally secure person I feel. But she also may just be a daddy’s girl.
My dad has always told stories about how stuck on him I was from a young age– like sitting on his lap so he couldn’t go to work. And I do think that Ada is a little more like me.
I don’t know. It’s just a feeling. Like Azita is my first little love, we are so bonded. But Ada has inherited more of me. Of course, it’s really to early to say, and they will both be like both of us and both be like themselves.
I just hope they both remain close to me and we end up good friends when they are adults, regardless of who they are more alike.
And hopefully they won’t be mad at us for not teaching them Persian while their minds are fresh little sponges!