A few days ago I had to go into town to get some work done, and I decided I’d be able to get more done if I left the little one at home with Mario. So I waited for her to fall asleep in the afternoon and I slipped out.
Unfortunately, it took me longer than I had expected to complete all my chores and Thaïs woke up while I was still out. The first thing she usually does when she wakes up is look for me. And that’s exactly what she did. She poked her head into each of the rooms and bathrooms calling out to me and at the same time asking Mario where I had gone. Fearing a tantrum, Mario told her I had gone next door and that I’d be back soon.
Thaïs looked at him for a few seconds as if wondering whether to believe him or not. Then she went to the balcony and looked out. She came back in. “She’s at the neighbor’s?” she asked Mario, double-checking.
“Yes,” he said.
“But she’s taken the car. It’s not outside… I think she’s at Grandma’s house…!”
(BTW, there was no tantrum. She played happily till I got back.)