What’s New: You are finally wearing 24 months clothes. There are still a few 18 month things in your wardrobe, but mostly you’ve outgrown them!
Toddler Skills: Your memory is a serious thing these days. Last night we talked about going to the library, but you decided you’d rather walk around the block, picking flowers/weeds and jumping on manhole covers. This morning when you woke up, you whine-cried “liibrarrry”. Likewise, a month or so ago you outgrew your shoes, and got new ones. Just this past weekend, you told me you wanted your “moon-star shoes”, which have been packed up out of sight for a month! It’s wild to me that you have this sort of long-term memory now!
Moments to Remember:
Sometimes I do an exploding fist bump with you and you laugh and laugh. I know you won’t always think I’m so hilarious and I am just soaking it up.
An actual transcript of a conversation we had on a recent walk:
You: What that?
Me: Uh, a drainage pipe.
You: (very excitedly) OOOOO! Drainage pipe!
It’s amazing what things are exciting when everything is pretty darn new.
When you don’t want us to take your picture, you say: “No cheese!”
This past weekend you were reading to yourself, and then you looked up and said: Mommy! My lap! Sit! and when I went and sat on the floor with you, you “read” to me. A lovely change of roles.
Proving that kids mimic what they see, this weekend you play-acted picking up Charlie’s poop. You put the newspaper bag over your arm and hand and picked up window clings that were lying on the floor. It was pretty amusing to me!
Likes: Flowers (in real life and on things – especially your clothes and shoes). Soup. Baseball. Dresses.
Dislikes: Not getting your way. I feel like this comes up regularly, and will continue to come up forever. Who doesn’t like to get their own way? Afternoon naps at home (also, again). Please start napping again, kiddo.
No travel this past month, but that doesn’t mean you haven’t had adventures! Winter had one last hurrah last month on Mommy’s birthday, and you had another Snow Day. Also, you made cupcakes for Mommy’s birthday! You are an excellent decorator.
You also started a dance class, with which you have a love/hate relationship. The intention of the instructor is for parents NOT to attend the class, but you and a few of the other kids (the younger two year olds) tend to FREAK out when parents leave, so I’ve sat through every class so far. With Mommy, there, you love to tap and wiggle and tumble. This past week I’ve been catching snippets of you singing one of the songs from dance class. You like your leotard and your fancy dance shoes. You would just prefer to have a parental witness, please.
Baseball is back! You went to Opening Day with your Mommies once again. Best family tradition ever. AND then you got to go again on Sunday. Luckiest girl. You have your own seat this year, which you are exceeding proud of, but you prefer to stand in front of it rather than sit on it most of the time.