But there have been a few new things lately that Mr. Man is really proud of. Not all of them are the best for me (*see his discovery of the bread drawer).
Use of his neck- Well obviously he has been using his neck for a year, but now he realized the fun he could have been having. He can look up at the ceiling, then slam his chin into his chest. He can touch his ear to his shoulder. He can nod his head up and down really fast so it looks like he is having a seizure. It’s all hilarious.
Drinking bathwater- Mr. Man has discovered that he is sitting, in a big tub, of water. You know, like the kind he drinks. So why not drink this water? Little Miss likes to suck the water up in her mouth and spit it at him, so he decided to give it a try, but he swallows it. The bathwater, that is filled with grime, and soap, and his pee… and his sister’s grime. Oh and half the time he sucks it up his nose too.
Discovery of the bread drawer- The drawers in our kitchen are too close together to use child locks. Mr. Man has always been interested in the drawer with the bibs and dishtowels and the one with the Ziplocks and tin foil, but last week he discovered the bread drawer. My husband always keeps the heels of the bread to make breadcrumbs. He does get around to it, but it’s after they have been in there for at least a month getting stale. Mr. Man now brings me these bread remnants while I am sitting on the couch, cooking or trying to corral the kids out of the house.
Using a straw- I forgot the sippy cup and had a juice box from a kids meal that Little Miss would never touch (she is an exclusive water drinker) so I gave it a try and Bam! He drank it! I don’t think he is great at it yet, but the days of not panicking when you forgot to bring a sippy cup are on the horizon!
The stomp dance- I love how kids come up with a way to dance that is all their own. I remember when my friend’s daughter was little she would do what we called the “push dance” where she would push one hand straight out from her chest making her look hilarious and adorable. Mr. Man has discovered enthusiastically stomping one foot. He’s at his best when he is holding on to something though because all the excitement can topple him over.
Feeding others- I love when a kid feeds you. Mr. Man fed me a Goldfish yesterday and I was honored to share the slobbery thing. Later he fed my sister, who was in town visiting for the weekend, a French fry. After she bit it she said to him, “Are we becoming friends now? Is that what’s happing?” Yup, that is exactly what happened.