But when this boy needs a haircut, he needs one. If I'm not wanting to see it his dad will remind me. Poor kid has his mama's hair and the humidity of Summer doesn't do us any favors.
His vocabulary is definitely picking up! So is his creativity. A small trashcan is a favorite of his to use for a seat and various buckets are used to make him a little taller to see and do more. This boy is now big enough to climb up on the coffee table, chairs and of course, the toilet all by himself with no problem.
When I cleaned out our refrigerator he discovered there was a little seat in there. Thankfully he can't open the fridge by himself yet, that day will be crazy! For now though he aids Reid by opening cabinet doors. He has an idea of how to open a door but doesn't quite have the strength to do it yet.
He has also discovered how to crawl through the tunnels on the playground at the park. Before he was a little wary about them but he has realized he can do it. He also knows how to go down slides by himself and he loves them.
But a highlight for him was a cardboard box.
Our little boy has some spunk though. He throws little tantrums when he is upset which thankfully are nothing more than a lot of pouting and whining followed by running off to lay down and sulk. If that doesn't work though he'll give a loud scream, I never have wonder if he is happy and okay because he lets everyone know if he's not. The little independent streak has been fun to deal with.
Especially at meal time. He is turning into quite the picky eater and will outright refuse to eat if he does not like what is on his plate. And if it doesn't look appealing he won't even try it. As frustrating as it is, I am the same way so I guess I can't get too upset. Or something like that. But when he does like something, like spaghetti, he is all in!
His spunk and feistiness challenge us but one thing I know for sure, that if guided the right way he will be a strong young man, with leadership qualities and the ability to stand up for what he believes in and not be pushed around. Those are all qualities that I know we will be so proud of. Maybe that seems a little farfetched to think that way but I just know that my little boy possesses all of that. He just doesn't know how to use them the right way yet.
He does keep us laughing though and I never know what he is going to do. One night after he had had his bath and I had gotten him dressed I went in the other room for one second only to find that he had climbed back into the tub fully clothed. That was fun! Now I make sure I drain the tub before I leave. Lesson learned.
There was also the time he came walking out of his room with his safari hat on his head. Not normally a hat lover I was surprised and amused by this. He was pretty proud of himself when he realized I thought it was funny.
And he had to make sure his little brother tried it on too.
Though I can't say Reid was equally amused!
And as independent as he is, he still finds time to snuggle up to us to watch a show or just to be with us. And we love when he is!