First year molars? Check. Friday the 13th? Check. Lao New Year? AWESOME.
The stars are aligning to test my motherhood patience this weekend for Laotian New Year, the largest cultural celebration for the Laotian community marking the end of previous year and embarking on a new year full of life and new journeys. At last year’s celebration, Humnoy was a mere five weeks and I was still a zombie mama with round-the-clock nursing. A great article about Lao New Year by Mike Ives does an amazing job explaining the going-ons of a Laotian New Year celebration, which unanimously involve water fights and partying hard without the drama.
Fitting that Humnoy’s 13th month falls on Friday the 13th. He surely has never been an ordinary child. Well, a quick update at 13 months:
– dancing to Motown jams.
– brushing his teeth.
– Sesame Street.
– pretending to talk on the phone.
– putting things in other things that fit (what is this even called?)
– watching himself in his videos.
– independently climbing up and down off furniture including our family bed and other stable large objects.
For example, while I had my back turned making dinner and Dada was focused on his phone, Humnoy climbed into his walker (aka his kid cage) without any trouble . He’s so ninja. Don’t worry; it’s not weird for us to not freak out about it because he does that shit. ALL. THE. TIME.
Sabaidee Pbeemai (Happy Lao New Year)! Oh, and happy surviving a whole month after a whole year, baby!
Lao New Year at Wat Lao Thammayanaram is located 3002 S. 27th Ave Kennewick, Washington 99337-2416. The festivities are April 13 -15th including a Miss Lao New Year pageant, food vendors, and music and so much more!