Anyway, Teddy is thisclose to being a big-time one-year-old. Like I said in the 10 month recap, he's already copping a huge toddler attitude, so this month he's been busy perfecting his technique.
|One, going on 21.|
Another toddler behavior that has really come online recently: the Spaghetti Noodle.
I know you know what I'm talking about. Maybe you call it something different, or you haven't given it a name that can appear in print, but you know the move.
Here's a scenario: It's a beautiful day at the park. Sweet toddler is gurgling and scampering, birds are chirping, and you're planning to write a book about your awesome parenting practices because you've got this mom/dad thing down cold and your kid is awesome, and you have no idea who these heathen "threenagers" are because your child is the picture of health and happiness and it is so easy! After awhile, it's time to go home. A two minute warning is given (and ignored). You tell your child, "Time to go home!" and your angel says, "NO!" in some way, shape, or form. He continues to ignore you and the situation escalates to a chase. Once you catch up, you try to pick Angel up, but he goes limp and slithers out of your arms.
Yep. Teddy's working on that move these days, but his I-don't-wanna-leave-and-you-can't-make-me scenario is in the bathtub. So, there's the super-fun element of danger added to the whole kit and caboodle.
Unless... he's like Will and discovers that maintaining a lower center of gravity makes you less of a target for your older sibling to stiff-arm you.
All of this means that Sarah and Will feel that little bro makes for the best kind of marionette ever.
|Dance, monkey, dance.|
28 inches long
He appears to be getting fatter and his pajamas are harder to zip without pinching a roll, but he's slipped down in the percentiles.
Unrolling all of the toilet paper from the roll; pants-wrestling (again, I have no idea what this is about); shoe-removal; The Wheels on the Bus; magnets; eating paper; throwing all of the food off his tray; idolizing his older siblings; dancing; Cheez-its; bananas; salad; spaghetti; rolling a ball; and guitars.
Getting out of the bath; being in his car seat; people messing with his ears; shoes, hats, clothing in general; bachelorette parties (more on that after Valentine's day); his Sully stuffed animal; hammers in general, Will's Thor hammer in particular.
So, as much as I might tease and kvetch about toddlers, THIS is the part I'm looking forward to.