Backcack in use
This is Lucy wearing her backcack. That’s what she calls it.
She befriended a little girl at the airport. She said, “You like my backcack?” as they held hands exiting the plane. That’s when I was able to peg down what consonant she was subbing for the p. Tears soon followed as we parted ways at the bathroom. I realized we are facing countless broken hearts with this little girl. She hates goodbyes.
Here she is looking back at her new friend and her twin sister, while we waited to board the plane. She also told me this morning that she wanted to wear a dress like a girl.
It did not take long to go through the activities in her backpack. So over an hour into the flight, we broke out the iPad. Today was her first experience with headphones. Henry’s headphones do something weird to my ears. But I didn’t think that she would do well with the little bitty buds. Sometimes they squealed. At one point she had her true headphone moment. She started yelling over and over again that there was “a big giant” in reference to Jack and the Beanstalk on Super Why. I tried to shush her, but couldn’t help laughing.
Once we landed, the lady across the aisle commented on what a great job Lucy did on the plane. I told her that I was very proud of her and asked Lucy if she was proud of herself. She said she was. This was by no means her first flight, but the first in ten months. In that time she has become a little girl. Today she turned 32 months.