It’s incredibly hard to believe, but Little Man is almost a year old. Before we get into toddlerhood (when does that happen, exactly? a year? I’m saying a year), I thought it might be fun to talk about Little Man’s Five Faves for the last few weeks. I considered asking him, but I wasn’t sure how that would go. Instead, here are my observations of his Faves. (P.S. — There are no links to buying any of these things anywhere because, well, most of them are just parts of our house and not the tens of toys he has at his disposal at all times.)
They open. And they close. And they open. And they close. Really, he could do this all day, every day (and he kind of does). I know, I know, he’s probably going to get his fingers caught in the door and he’s probably going to cry and be a little hurt. But, I’m fairly confident that’s going to happen at some point in his life, be that now or when he’s an adult (his mother, after all, is a complete klutz).
He really likes thinking that he can close the door on us and leave us out in the hallway. Probably not a great standard to set, but oh well for right now.
For the last two months or so, Little Man has been able to say “ight!” for light. Over and over and over again. He points them out wherever he sees them.
I have even managed to make him the weird kid, a little bit. For a while, we played that game where the adult switches the light on and off when blowing at the light. So, Little Man would see lights all over the place (like in the store) and would try and blow them out.
He is still in love with the ruff-ruffs all the time. He will see them on the street and just want to follow them and pet them and kiss them.
We don’t have to work on stranger-danger in our house. We have to work on stranger-dog-danger in our house.
I’m just praying he’s not going to be the weird kid who barks at people.
Little Man and I play cars at the coffee table in the mornings. Also, since we live right down the street from three different schools, 7:40-8:00 in the morning is prime Looking At Cars Out The Front Window time. That’s what we do. And it’s awesome. His little head goes back and forth and back and forth…
Like all good babies, Little Man wants what he can’t have. At any given moment, this includes my computer, dada’s keys, the cheese grater, the old piece of food on the floor, chocolate bunnies, or shoes. Whatever it is, though, it’s his MOST FAVORITE THING THAT HE MUST HAVE.
He says, “Can I have the camera, please? I wants it!”
If you want to read some takes of what some real-life adults like, go check out the other Five Faves here.