Saturday, June 17, 2006

Saving the Best for Last

A. has had a real developmental spurt in the last week. He can ride a two-wheel bike (OK, with training wheels, but I thought we'd never get him off the Big Wheel)...he's mostly potty trained with only one accident in the last 3 days...he can get his own underwear, shorts and sandals on all by himself. Oh, and Ben walked 4 steps, too.

Today was really hot, and our neighbors brought out a slip-and-slide. A.'s usual method of slipping and sliding is to back way up ('cause that's what the other kids are doing), run to the beginning of the plastic, prance with tiny steps all the way down the plastic runway, then stop and sit down in the puddle at the end. He couldn't really get the whole "sliding" thing, but he was having fun and wasn't hurting himself, so that was OK.

He finally decided to try it on his belly, so he backed up again, ran to the beginning of the slide, lay down carefully on his belly and then army-crawled on his elbows to the end. It looked really difficult, but he swore it was fun.

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He's been really listening to us and trying to use words he's not familiar with. I explained something to him and asked, "Does that make sense?"

"Yes," he assured me, "that's very senssss-uble."

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I got a pedicure today (from a gift certificate given to me for Mother's Day in 2005), and A. insisted he wanted his toenails painted too. I showed him the polish I had, and he picked a metallic blue one. I painted his toenails, and as he admired his feet, he sighed, "Now I'm a real boy."

3 comments:

Sarah O. said...

"Now I'm a real boy."

What a wonderful mind A. has.

I do miss having little kids. They let you see the world through their clear eyes.

Beastarzmom said...

So you didn't explain the part about those silly strings attached to his arms and legs yet, huh?

Lunasea said...

I'm still waiting for Geppetto to come take him off my hands.

 
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