As Eve gets older, more mobile, more vocal, I can't help noticing how different she is from most of the Hong Kong Chinese children in that she is, well, more mobile and more vocal.
Prime example today. We took Eve to the zoo and aviary today, she loved birds and animals. We then decided to take her to a local hotel nearby for the buffet lunch because it was raining a bit. After about 10 mins she decided she was bored and no number of toys, different bits of food, cutlery or a gift of the hotel's branded teddy bear, would stop her complaining about being seated. Once we took her out and let her run around (and trip up the occasional waiter) she was fine. However, she refused to be stationary without screaming at the top of her lungs. Normally I would ignore her tantrums, but this was a rather nice hotel.
As I carried out my wriggling, chatty baby, who had munched the nose of the nice branded teddy bear to such an extent that it was looking like it had been out in the rain itself, I couldn't help but notice all the nice, quiet, well behaved chinese children. I am clearly doing something wrong.
Analogies of a sort
1 week ago