Tuesday, January 09, 2007

More about my toddler (cause I really don’t have any other life).

Ok, there is one battle I seem to be winning. I have mentioned here before that when my son was born I bought tons and tons of books that he was absolutely indifferent to. Well, not anymore! He seems to be more and more excited by the day to point out pictures and name the things he knows. In fact, I have all those books with first words, and he had neatly classified all pictures into a few strategic categories, such as “car” = car, plane, helicopter, anything that looks like a machine; or “vava”= most animals, including an astronaut (your guess is as good as mine).

Though to be honest, his vocabulary is getting quite impressive and observant. Did you ever notice that a shark looks very much like a plane? I never knew that until he educated me to that effect -- yesterday he picked up a toy shark from a shelf in the store and was happily running around “flying” it.

(can be found here, among other myriads of places...)

I’m even beginning to wonder if I overdid the whole books excitement. Whereas before I’d occasionally get a chance to sit down on the couch and catch up with the latest TV happenings while he was happily playing with toys, now he demands sitting on my lap and endlessly pointing at pictures asking what they are called. And he doesn’t get tired of it at all… He can point to the same picture of shoes and scream “shoes” 100 times in a row, and I have to acknowledge it every single time. Or else -- goodbye ears...

Maybe that’s the secret to parenting. Patience, more patience… and then you’ll get what you asked for. And even more…

Now if I can only be patient enough to repeat a million more times that a helicopter is not a car, I just might make it…

PS: he also has a new favorite music video:


I have to have it on the screen if I’m to do any peaceful typing. And as much as I like good-old-cheesy-seventies-Euro-Disco – just try listening to that song 100 times in a row… I dare you.

Posted by vasilisa @ 8:23 p.m.

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He sounds like quite a bright little boy. The whole shark looks like an airplane thing is a pretty good observation.

I tried to watch the YouTube video, but I seem to be having connection problems tonight and can't get it to go. I'll come back and try again later.

Posted by Anonymous Leslie @ 11:56 p.m. #

I love kids books, but I certainly remember when I was helping raise my nieces how tiresome it got to read and point out the pictures from the same book over and over and over again.

Your little boy sounds cute and very smart!

Posted by Blogger Faith @ 1:45 a.m. #

My son use to confuse rhinos with hippos. I keep telling him rhinos have horns, but he keeps calling them hippos. Sometimes I would even get in arguements with him because he keeps calling them hippos.

Posted by Anonymous Daddy Forever @ 11:41 p.m. #
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I'm a 29 year old mom of two! A toddler (kiddo one) and a new baby (kiddo junior). I am also the most horrible (as in I barely ever do it) cook that I have met in my life. This blog is a diary of my attempts to feed my hungry growing family

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