If only I had a camera to capture the moments....but it is caught only in my mind and now into words!
Near Sight 1
We went to Chili's for dinner Saturday night. Something of an extravagance, but hubby was stressed out and nothing like good food to cheer the soul!
So, we ordered boyboy's free meal - decided to go for the chicken nuggets and fries...yes, I am guilty of letting my 18mth old eat fries.
The minute he saw me push the meal to him, he grabbed the basket with two hands, and 2 little fists grabbed at the fries.....
It was a long time since hubby and I had an uninterrupted meal without having to bother much about boyboy except to tell him to slow down and give him sips of water in between!
He ate it all up but a few more pieces of chicken that I had de-battered and cut up into bite-size pieces.
He can really really eat....and he wants more flavourful food now! Sigh...
Near Sight 2
Hubby had classes the weekend so I spent a good time with boyboy alone. I have the habit of counting everytime I go up and down the stairs with him now. Over the weekend, he counted with me - 2 times - but starting from six, seven, eight, nine and TEN!
The 10 little indian boys and tickling at 10 games sure came into handy!
Near Sight 3
On Sunday afternoon, after doing almost everything that needs to be done, including getting boyboy down and up with his afternoon nap, I started to feel a bit droopy eyed.
So, I told Christopher that mummy is very tired and would like to take a nap. He allowed me to take him upstairs again and allowed me to lie down.
I think I slept coz the next time I opened my eyes, I saw him quietly lying there AWAKE and playing with his teddie. The minute he saw my eyes open, he smiled at me. When I closed my eyes again, he looked at me and waited...coz when I opened my eyes next, he was looking intently at me.
This time he sat up straight away and took hold of my hand indicating he wants to go out. That's all the sleeping time I get!
When I went down, I realised I had slept a good 30 minutes! How considerate of him! :)
At 1 U on Saturday, Chicco had set up a small playland. of course hubby wanted to let boyboy play and of course I wanted to move on. But of course boyboy steered in that direction and of course I wearing sandals and not rubbershoes had to go in with him. I saw first hand how boyboy would react when playing with other kids. He is not that aggresive. In fact he would watch how they play and attempt the same when they leave.
There was a semi circle playhouse which he thought cute coz kids could go in and sit down and look out the window. When the bigger kids left the abode, he attempted to open the door to go in. His cautious nature made him peer inside first deciding if he should go in. As he moved in, a bigger girl closed the door. At once, like a bolt of lightning, he looked at her and 'scolded' her for closing the door...quickly opening it to come out! He must have thought it scary being inside alone.
Another time, he was playing and a bigger girl knocked him down. He fell with a bump on his head. The older girl came over wanting to say sorry and sayang him back. But he was crying so I told the girl to continue playing, he is ok. But later she tried again to say sorry to him when he was alone.
Gosh....my son scolded her and tried to hit her! Talk about bearing grudges!
There were some funny, sweet, frowning moments....will this be how it is at nursery?
Near Sight requiring Foresight 1
Sometimes Christopher does silly anitcs and somtimes he babbles nonsensical sounds. Aunties and some uncles laugh at him sometimes. Sometimes I catch him laughing with them, especially with the antics. But when the laugh at his babbling, sometimes I catch him looking at them wodnering why they are laughing at what he is saying. Serious business you know, he appears to be proclaiming. My instincts started ringing warning signals. Now I am wondering if I should take it seriously....
Near Sight requiring Foresight 2
Christopher is talking ALOT lately...baby language, you know. Funnily he seems to be more exercising his tongue the way he moves it around and in and out when he babbles. Did your kids do that? I am thinking how do I move him on from baby language to proper words?