I want to write about Sam, he's two now, and getting comparatively neglected in the journaling his life thing.
He's stunningly smart. When we had only one we had an eye on the norms for when kids learn things or pick up skills etc and it was an awful way to live. Bas was way ahead of some milestones, way behind on others, and it ate at me. With Sam we have no idea where he is in comparison to where he should be and we are constantly delighted and amazed by him, and looking at each other in wonder at how completely wunderkindt he seems.
He built a tower with added bits, using the tiny legos which are choking hazards, but Bas REALLY wanted them, and then he brought it to show us and said "Spacesip!"
Just in the last couple of weeks he has expressed a strong desire to sleep in the big bed and not his crib. We let him and were pleasantly gobsmacked that he actually did go to sleep, with a minimum of telling him to get back into the bed. That got offset by coinciding with his getting sick and throwing up a lot at night, yay, but tonight there he is, curled up on Papa's queen bed, no fuss no bother. It's miraculous.
Also this week he peed in the toilet. He has watched us and esp. Basil, and will frequently announce "I want to go potty." Then he sits there and fake blows his nose, with sound effects, and wipes himself, over and over and cries if you take him off after 20 mins even. But when he did eventually did happen to pee I made a big fuss of him. Then he was happy to climb down and wash his hands.
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