- growing up
- July 27th, 2010
So, in the last couple of weeks Ian has been going thru a monster growth spurt. During this time he has pretty much self-weaned- He no longer asks me for side in the morning or in the evening. He is also showing more signs of toilet readiness. He has gotten taller and his words are more enunciated. He seems to be in the process of ditching his afternoon naps. He is also starting to ask the meanings of words a lot and his vocabulary is growing. He has started to show interest in learning how to play games instead of just playing with the pieces. He is also singing a lot and making up his own words to songs (which are understandable - not gibberish). He has started to enjoy reading joke books. He has become a lot less afraid of having his hair washed and figured out how to blow bubbles in the pool. His swimming ability has improved and he has shown interest in starting to get comfortable in deeper water without his swim ring. He loves to draw rainbows. He can throw a ball pretty well and sometimes catches it. He is still ABC, 123 and marble-run obsessed. He still loves shapes. He tells me he wants to have more playdates and craves time playing with other children. He no longer needs my help when playing on a playground with the one exception of needing to be pushed if he is sitting on a swing. He likes to do summersaults on the bed. He has shown interest in having his toys organized and having pictures or words taped onto bins that help him identify the toys that are inside of them and where they go when it is time to clean up. He wants to help with cooking. He learned about and understood the concept of heaven after a recent pet death. He understands that 'tomorrow' does not mean a random time in the future but instead means the day after this one, as well as the concept for 'yesterday'. He knows the days of the week and remembers things that always happen on certain days. He can anticipate the schedule. He understands how to tell time by the hours and is working on understanding minutes. He has become more open to trying new foods. He gives the sweetest hugs and kisses.
My little baby boy has become a full blown preschooler.