Happy Birthday, Tati!
Max has grown up much in the last month. He is a good listener and likes to take care of things. He realizes when he is angry and takes a minute or two off. He negotiates and makes deal with us. Sometimes we need to execute our part of the deal first. Sometimes he insists that he goes first. Given the chance, he always keeps his word. We listen to him carefully, too. We usually do no say No. We talk about things. Glass can break so Max does not bang on it. Jumping on the side of the couch is dangerous so Max makes sure that somebody is spotting for him when he wants to do it. Max can wait for a minute and sometimes he asks that we wait for two minutes to finish what he is doing before we switch to the next thing. Max is polite and gentle. We want to make sure he feels like smiling all the time : )
So much has happened in the last two months - Max can write his name now, can read couple of words, can form letters out of wooden blocks and can write few on a paper: M, A, X, I, D. He is better at drawing. Great at games. He speaks full sentences more often. Knows how to say circle in Chinese : ) Things like that... His emotions and how he is learning about them and learning to manage them is what is most amazing to me...
More to come, hopefully, very soon.