Now, according to the book "Your One Year Old", we're heading up the short-but-treacherous hill to 18 months.
You have begun, I must admit, to show signs of the tell-tale tantrums of the one-year-old. Although you're usually Steady-Eddy (given no impending tooth breakthrough), once in a while you turn into an angry tomato. The other night I was helping (then) Six with the piano. She, as of late, has been needing a bit more individual attention and this was the perfect night and event for that (or so I thought). I hooked you up with few books and some favorite toys and set out to work a bit on piano with Six.
It was as though it was beyond your imagination that she and I would be focusing on something OTHER THAN YOU!
BioMom walked in to the home of the screaming banshee that night. Let's hope that is not a harbinger of the future.
Mastered Word List (i.e. things that you say that we a) recognize and that you b) say regularly in regard to that particular thing or event):
"Ball!" or "Bop!":
"Kitty": this is barely recognizably and, thus, probably shouldn't have made this list. It is also usually pronounced in an exaggerated whisper.
Various beginnings that end with "GEE": a reference to your sister
"Doo" or "Doo Doo": This was initially in reference to trains, but now is in reference to any vehicular object or any object with wheels
"Cow": actually in reference to cows. And no, we don't live on a farm. And also no, there is no "moo" where that came from.
And, according to Mof4, "Flower" and her son's name "CJ."
Notice the absence of any parental moniker.
Mastered Activities: Running. Climbing. Eating with a spoon and fork (although "mastery" is a stretch and includes getting food all over yourself. But in a good way). Poking sister in the belly-button (to my great horror) during their bath. Making your parents melt with your darling two-bottom-toothed smile.
You have a penchant for at least two things: Balls and anything long and sharp ranging from pencils to ski-poles. You would prefer any dangerous-looking object to any toy in the house.
We have gone ahead and scheduled that first hair cut for you, and a picture session prior to that hair cut to remember your long, luxurious mullet.