Despite spending a short 4 and a half days away, Dh and I have made some new discoveries about our little boy along the way.
When the plane took off, he did not experience any discomfort with the change in air pressure, hardly took any sips of water and told me "pop, pop", when he place both palms on his ears.
2. He is a Mickey and Pluto Fan
He was not satisfied till the characters came over to the table, shoke their paws, gave him high fives and had a picture taken with them. Dh and I were quite surprised by his enthusiasm, as we were expecting that he will be afraid of the characters. It was an enjoyable experience for tot but not so pleasant for dh and I, since most of the time during the dinner we had to get K to sit still on the chair and get him to swallow his food.
And for someone that refuses to wear anything on his head, K is happy to prance and dance with the Mickey Mouse ears headband on his head.
3. He consistently flashes this look when asked to smile for the camera
Which looks more like a grimace than a smile. More than 80% of the 200 odd pictures that I took during our trip has K displaying this smile.
4. He can be extremely bossy...
Especially when he interacts with his friend Rae-anne, whom he calls "mei-mei". Rae-anne is an endearing and affectionate 16 month old toddler who is very generous with her hugs.
When the two toddlers get together, they will be screaming and chasing one another all around. Most of the other times, K will be saying "No, no...back," and tries to lead her back to near the adults by tapping her shoulders or pulling her arms, when Rae-anne wanders off to explore other things.
5. He finally slept through the night...hurray!
For 3 consecutive nights. The longest stretch was a total of 9 hours. He must have been exhausted from the day's activities and did not even wake up for feed. He managed to sleep through yesterday night when we got home, hopefully, this will be a new milestone I can rave about. I have been waiting a long time for this moment, since I was starting to lose hope that he will ever sleep through the night.
Despite our family returning with a flu and a cough, we all had a fabulous time. As for K, he may not remember this trip after a couple of months, but I suppose that lil' bit of Disney magic has managed to captivate him for that brief, but memorable moment in time.