Thursday, March 09, 2006
Daddy took the plane
"Il est parti Papá?" (Did Daddy leave?) asked me (in French) Milo yesterday morning upon waking up, and noticing his Dad was not around.
"Yes, sweetie, Dad left really early...he took the airplane to go in another city, for work" I replied (in Italian).
"Partito" (gone) he repeated (in Italian). And then added: "Papá aereo" (Dad airplane).
So we sat at his little blue table and I drew an airplane for him, which he colored enthusiastycally; I drew a smily face in one of the windows, and told him that there was his dad.
Shortly later, when the nanny arrived, he took her by the hand and brought her over to the drawing, pointing with his little finger at it:"
"Papá avion! papá avion"he told her (in French).
Last night at sleeping time he wanted to bring the drawing to bed with him. Before turning off the light he looked at the airplane one more time and he screamed, waving his hand:
"Ciao, ciao Papá!!".