Wednesday, June 6, 2007
Can Do Kid
I love so much about my little man, JJ. He is funny, smart, handsome, and relatively clean. Today he showed me something new about himself, though. Despite his well-natured exterior, he is pretty tenancious (a quality I hold near and dear). I left him downstairs with a bottle for five minute of face time with my mirror (it was, afterall, bathday--just kidding--sort of). I knew he must be finsihed with his bottle as I heard his sweet voice calling "mamamama" at the bottom of the stairs. I peaked around the corner and saw him holding tightly to the banister from behind. Through the cast iron bars I reasoned with my ten-month old "JJ, please be patient. Mommy is a hot mess, and I don't want to embarrass you when we run errands today." ( I talk to my child as if he is an adult... one person that won't interrupt me..) I went back to finish my hair and when I emerged, I found my son three quarters of the way up the stairs as if to say "if you won't bring me up there, I will come myself." I was so excited. This is something that he figured out completely on his own. We have never practiced the stairs, and he has never been interested in them. I love the fact that the stairs didn't seem like a huge barrier in his mind. Somewhere inside he thought, "I can do this, no prob." Just something he could handle one step at a time-so to speak. I am so funny, and he is so precious.