Aug 13 2012 9:04AM
Floreana's first few months have coincided with the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and the olympics. Here's a brief review of her development.
Wow what an amazing few months! I have been so busy! I have not had the chance to write my blog. So here is a quick update.
Floreana moved in during the spring. At this time she was like a baby wearing nappies, drinking milk from a bottle, sucking her thumb and cuddling her comfort blanket. During the months that she has been with us she has grown into a little girl who has grown in stature and achieved great things, not least the fact that she is now fully toilet trained. Hooray!
2012 will be etched in my memory for ever due to the major international events that occurred at the same time that Floreana moved in: The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and of course the Olympics: Floreana attended street parties, official celebrations and some of the Olympic events. Her flags are well and truly worn out! They have been washed and placed in her memory box. Bless her. I hope she copes with ordinary life as her ability to cope with drama has been extraordinary.
Perhaps the most wonderful thing is that Floreana has grown into an endearing child who is loved by everyone who meets her. We continue to work on building a healthy attachment. We play games that foster laughter and facilitate lots of cuddles. Floreana is a little gem. As a two year old, Floreana’s cognitive abilities are phenomenal. She learns new things at such a rapid rate. She remembers what I forget and challenges the very core of my knowledge. I confess that I have had to resort to the internet in order to answer some of her questions: what is lichen? Why is marble cold? What dinosaur is this?
I can hear my little princess now so it is time for a break….. I’m back!!!! Floreana has eaten breakfast and is now engrossed watching highlights of the Olympic closing ceremony.…. She cannot believe that the sporting festivities are over…. Ho hum I guess I will have to compete for Paralympic tickets so that she can visit the Olympic park again.
With love and best wishes