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My son is currently lying on his back on the family room floor, happily kicking the wall with his feet, one sock on, one off. Singing “Ah! Ah!” and “Gag a gag ag agaa!” quite happily. This is, by the way, his second pair of socks for the day. The first pair is in my pocket.

Midwinter, one of my favorite times of year, and Max is habitual about taking off his socks and chewing on them. This hasn’t happened since teething began. Normally a good momma would just put his socks back on; unless they’re wet, hence the multiple pairs per day. He “tries” to put them back on, by touching the tube of the sock to his toes, just like a boy, as if it will magically pop onto his foot.

This is not the only crazy toddler behavior I’ve been observing lately. The kid has figured out how to spin in a circle, which I always associate with little girls and tutus, spinning with arms wide open. A little sparkly background and some type of ballet music in the background …. No, my son spins like a man: a little turn around on his inside foot, as if he’s got a baseball bat sitting under his forehead like he’s on a Japanese game show or something.

Also, he now runs around a room, head bent down so he’s looking at the floor, just shakin’ that melon back and forth. I say he’s “playing football.” Really, I just hope he doesn’t start doing this next: He likes to butt things with his head.

My favorite, by far, is when he’s messing around in a laughing fit, and you’re on the floor or the couch, and suddenly he gets a huge giggle, and smiling like a total dorkface, starts running/crawling toward you/over you with such glee, and you think, “Aww, he really loves me,” or “what a little snuggler,” … and then he pokes you in the eye. And you say, “Why did you do that?” And he answers you by going after the other eye, and then you’re laughing and checking him out with one eye open saying, “Stop that!”

Ah, motherhood.

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