up until about a week ago, a sure way to get lenna screaming would be to try and read her a book. full-on flip out. sometimes for kicks i would grab a book and show it to her and she would begin to vigorously shake her head “no.” a month or two ago omar and i talked about this and we both agreed that it was the result of being an ortiz third child. evidently if you’re lucky number three in this house we will forget to pull out the board books and have some couch cuddle time and teach you things like animals noises and body parts. and then around 13 months we’ll realize that when we try to start reading with you, you think it is some form of torture.
a week ago something changed and she now tolerates this whole book thing. she realizes that you can flip through books and that some have pictures that are somewhat intriguing. attempting to sit down and flip through one with her is still somewhat of a gamble in the shrieking department, but she’s coming around.