We had our first parent-teacher conference for Zeca this morning. She is not yet two but the teacher had a lot to say about her. Zeca is independent and self-motivated. She enjoys being challenged and likes to be helpful. She is an extrovert and plays well with the other children. Even when Zeca pulls hair, she is the first person to provide comfort to the crying child (once she can get her fingers extricated from the victim’s hair). She is physically active though not a fan of kick ball. She communicates well and has a good sense of humor. Apparently, all of the teachers find her to be a joy. This is not to say that Zeca is perfect. Twice they have caught her in the back lot, smoking cigarettes and talking shit about the other toddlers.