It will take us awhile to get caught up on sleep (and book reviews!). In the meantime, here are a few cute things our little charmer, as we affectionately refer to him around here, has been saying lately. I don't know about the "terrible twos," but I'm finding 23 months to be an adorable age.
Last week, my husband took the little guy for a short walk, and he saw two construction vehicles. Dad said, "look, two diggers!" But he was corrected: "one backhoe, one digger!" All of those truck books are teaching him a thing or two apparently.
Dad was also told off for crossing the street before the flashing light had turned to a walk signal. "Red hand!!!" he heard from the stroller.
He has recently learned the meaning of "tomorrow." In case you don't know what this word means, it is a synonym of "never." As in, "we have to go to the doctor's today..." "No, tomorrow!!!"
On our flight last month, I was struggling to keep him entertained while the plane landed, as we were looking out the window at night and not much was visible. We began this little game, which he started spontaneously playing on the ride home from the ER last night (at 3:30am, and full of meds!). He'd point excitedly at the lights of the city.
I'd say, "you see lights?"
"Yeah, digger!" (comes out sort of like "duhduh!").
"Oh, you see a digger?"
"A yellow digger?"
"It's building a pool?"
"Yeah. (pause) Pretending!"
Perhaps you have to hear the slow, methodical way he annunciates "pretending," but trust me, it is CUTE.
He greets Daddy lately with, "hi! *kiss* Dinna yeddy!"
OK, I guess that's all I've got. What time is it? What day is it? Is cold/flu season over yet? I hope you and your families are staying well. If you face a hospital stay, you might like this wonderful list of children's books about hospital visits that Natasha at Mawbooks posted awhile back.
How have your families been faring the flu storm so far?
And since this post needs a photo, wouldn't it be nice to be in Tahiti right now? (If you click on the image, you may see that there is a Maori proverb at the top of the photo, from when I was playing around with designing some notecards:"Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you."