Daily Archives: January 8, 2011

20 months

As Strawberry said, I’m insanely busy at work until January 22, so you get bullets written by her, and then posted by me.  It’s cheating.

Not a whole lot different than 18 months really, but Curly is doing the following:

  • Saying around 20+ words (dog, mama, baby, bye bye, hi, ball, (ba)nana, go, car, more, no, bubble, up, cup, done, apple and a few others).
  • Signing around 15 words (eat, please, done, ball, (ba)nana, want, bath, shoes, sleepy, baby, bird, butterfly, and a few others)
  • Loves to point at things using all his fingers with his fingertips pressed together
  • Will help us clean up his toys, and assist us with getting him dressed and undressed
  • Has gotten better at shape-sorting, and still loves to stack rings, cups and blocks
  • Thinks it’s his job to close all open doors and cabinets, sometimes scaring the crap out of his moms when he slams them
  • Has begun running in earnest, which is more like flailing
  • Still likes to give hugs and kisses, and will usually wave and blow everyone a kiss goodbye
  • Knows about 15 body parts
  • Sleeps from 7pm to 6 – 7am with one 2-3 hour daytime nap (we waited about 17 months for him to get down to one solid nap)

Biggest news of the week is, Curly was bitten ON THE CHEEK by a girl in his class on Friday.  The staff can’t tell us who did it, but we know because she’s a repeat offender and when she bit R (the just now 2 year old kid in the class, who also happens to be our neighbor) he told his mom who it was.  The bite looks more like a bruise today, and obviously he’s fine.  The biter got a time out, but what else can they do?  I mean, we know teaching him to slap her would be wrong, but would it be inappropriate of us to teach Curly to shout “BITCH” at her if she tries it again?