Thursday, October 03, 2013

Parenting Month 35: Oh the tales I have to tell

On your mark, Get set, Go!
On your mark! Get set! Go!

We have an energetic child this past month.  Lots of running around everywhere.  Exploring outside.  Jumping off of things and just because.  And always having something to say. "I'm talking!"

Tag the red circle
There is the red circle

Along with all the activity comes a lot more talking. At home he is constantly talking. Sometimes he is talking to one of us. But he has started telling stories to stuffed animals Pooh and Turtle (he had not played with stuffed animals before), or even pretend to read (he has a book open, and he tells a story as he turns pages. The story may or may not be related to the book, but that does not really matter at this point, does it?) Day care reports that he is now talking to all of the staff, although not so much with his classmates. Although, day care also reported that he had a girlfriend (i.e. they hold hands and sit together for lunch) for a period of time (I don't know if this is current, not knowing the dating cycles of 2-year olds) The center staff also notes that he does not grab toys, but that is more because he never got attached to toys rather than being polite and playing well with others.

It turns out that most of his classmates at day care have older siblings, which means all of them share whatever is going around their older siblings schools. So he has another round of being sick with the ailment of the week. Of course, we have to report to the doctor that despite being sick, he is generally happy and playful, so this does not get all that much concern.

Walking through the woods
I'm hiking in the woods
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