Introducing The Amazing QiQi, My First Born Daughter
I made my first post on the important topic of parenting/education last week, and thankfully there was a lot of positive support and requests for more on this topic. I am very pleased about this, because as I said this topic is of the utmost importance to me.
One of my quotes is “Parenting is the foundation of all of our lives, for better or for worse."
Before I get too much into writing posts about parenting and family, I would like to first introduce the core members of my family so you can get to know some of their uniqueness before I start posting about the inner workings of our family life.
*QiQi Frying Eggs for her and her sister on an open wood burning flame, hand made earthen rocket stove*
QiQi (pronounced kiki) was born on September 17th 2011. Her given legal name is Inoquinn Deanayla Eaker Alrutz. As with all our other children, her name is a combination of mother's name (Inok) and father's name (Quinn). She named herself QiQi when she was about a year old. She kept putting her hand to her chest saying "QiQi". It was obvious she wanted her name to be QiQi, so of course we honored that. As you will soon find our children have choice in almost every single matter of their life, and their choice is honored unless it somehow legitimately hinders someone else's life.
*First day for QiQi on this earth*
So her name has been QiQi ever since, which is quite amazing because QiQi is a PERFECT combination of mother and father, Q2 I2 Q squared and I squared = our daughter! This is even more amazing when you consider she was only 1 year old and had no "education" on numbers, letters, patterns, or such concepts, so it is either extraordinary coincidence or ancient wisdom beyond the year on this planet. Either way, it fits perfectly and we love it!
QiQi was born in Costa Rica without any professional or trained assistance of any kind, just me and her mom. We didn’t speak Spanish or even know anyone there. It wasn’t easy and was even scary at points, but she was born healthy and has only continued to get healthier every day since. The birth story is AT LEAST a whole post in itself, so I will suffice with that for now.
*QiQi was in the ocean almost every single day for the first 6 months of her life*
QiQi loves to dance, sing, and play with her dolls. She makes up her own songs and sings as happy as can be for up to 20 minutes at a time, all in her own world of song.