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?