Little Satie is bursting with personality, and she can’t wait to tell everyone she sees about the loves of her life: Peppa Pig, applesauce, swingsets and slides, her baby brother, swimming and airplanes.
Satie’s mom and dad have indulged her love for outdoor activities as much as they can manage with a new little baby in tow, and when the family visited Bayview Park a couple of weeks ago, Satie leapt from the car and made a beeline for the swings.
Satie enjoyed the swings thoroughly, squealing and hooting until she was red-faced and her curly hair moistened with sweat.
With encouragement from her dad, Satie took short breaks to go down slides, explore playground tunnels and watch the other denizens of the park, but each time she would request a hasty return to the swingset.
As the sun grew higher in the sky, Satie was clearly unperturbed, wishing only to keep enjoying the park.
When the time to leave finally came, Satie was sad, but dutifully marched back to the car, and after only a few moments of protest as she watched the playground disappear in the distance, her little eyes surrendered to the mounting exhaustion and she fell fast asleep.
This morning, as Satie and her dad lay reading together about some of her favorite animals, she pointed out that the dolphins in her book were very wet. “Two dolphins in ocean very wet!”, she stated. Her dad, ever wanting to encourage her exploratory nature and her understanding of the world, explained that though the dolphins live in the ocean water, sometime they like to swim very fast under the surface and then leap out high into the air, splashing back down again afterward. He explained that they were wet because they had just come up out of the water. Satie thought about this for a moment, and then decided, “They need a towel!”