I just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this little boy:
I just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that:
-- he calls me both Mama & Mommy pretty equally... depending on his mood (with a Mom & MeeMee occasionally thrown in, too!)
-- how he calls me in the room when my favorite part of a movie is on
-- how he "gets lines" from his favorite TV shows/movies and uses them in context days later. For example, he told Zaide on the phone the other week "you're so weird!". After I got over the embarrassment, I was left curious as to how he learned that phrase... until I heard it on "The Li.on King" a few nights later! Thanks, Simba! He also has started saying "whatever" in a wistful tone... Thanks, Bear, from Frank.lin! =)
-- is learning how to read (sort-of). He has figured out "-at" words (i.e. cat, hat) by sounding them out. Pretty cool!
-- likes to "read" whole books by creating stories from the pictures... such an imagination!
-- looks at me like I am PERFECT (and I am soooo not).
-- how he says Abby Padabby (as opposed to "Abby Cad.abby") since he usually articulates really well these days -- it's kinda cute when he doesn't! He also still calls a baby bottle a "baba" which I think is beyond precious. "Baba" was one of his first words and G-d knows, he knew his "baba"... so it's so funny that he STILLS call it that now!
-- how he remembers *everything*... like today... when he saw a shower cap in a book today and said "that's like yours, Mama"!
-- how he comes in to snuggle with me after exactly 2 hours of sleeping during his nap. I know to be laying in bed then b/c he gets very upset if I'm not in the room when he comes in! Sometimes he'll fall back asleep, other times we'll just snuggle.
-- how he gets so excited when he does "the right thing". just today he came up to me and said "Mama, I SHARED!" and "Mama, I said I was sorry"... so sweet.
-- how he actually thanks me on the days I don't have to work (T & Th, weekends). He says "Mama, you don't have to work?" and when I tell him "not today!" he says "THANK YOU!" like he won the lottery or something! Precious (and kinda sad).
-- how he's such a sweet talker, always saying: "I'm happy to see you, Mama", "Mama, I love you the most" and "You're the best Mommy".
-- how he says "you came back" with a huge smile everytime I... well, come back... from wherever I am. I always tell him "don't worry, Mommy will always come back" (saying a silent "G-d willing" to myself)... but he still says it without fail every time he sees me. =)
I just LOVE LOVE LOVE my little love (who will be 3 in 3 days!!!):