To My Little Girl,
Today was a wonderful day.
Mami and Daddy took you to a Kids’ Festival on Ferry Street, because Grupo Senzala de Capoeira was doing a capoeira presentation for children.
Daddy will be teaching capoeira soon, so it was an opportunity to inform people about our group and advertise the classes.
I think you were over-stimulated by all of the music, people, and events going on at the same time, because you were holding on to Daddy and I for dear life.
Daddy held you for a long time and lifted you up, so you could watch the folkloric dances. He was cuddling with you and bouncing you on his shoulder to help you relax.
You looked so happy with him. I love that you get to have your Daddy in your life.
Then, I held you for a while before we did the performance.
After the events were over, we had dinner and you kept taking food from my plate. Daddy had a slice of cake and you took it from him. It was pretty funny.
You’re, also, learning so many words. You say “boobie,” “mine,” and “dayyyuum.” Thank Daddy for teaching you that last one.
You have also started saying a few sentences, like “where you go?”
I love watching you and Daddy interact.
Every day, you look more and more like him.
Now, you are sleeping after an afternoon of fun.
Thank you for all that you are, and for your hugs, smiles, and kisses.
Mami Loves You
About this Series:
In honor of Latino Heritage Month, I will write 30 letters for 30 days to my beautiful daughter. This series is entitled, Mami Loves You. In these letters, I will tell her about the world around her, and reflect on her development.
Each Tuesday and Thursday, I will honor a Latina woman that I believe is a great role model for my daughter to admire. Through these letters, I pay homage to my role as a mother, and I will teach my daughter about one of the cultures that has birthed her.
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