These are the things, people, events, etc that he is very into right now. He might express it through his conversation ("incoherent toddler speak HAMMER incoherent toddler speak"), choice of activity, or by CONSTANTLY asking me to tell him about things. He asks by pointing to my mouth and saying, for instance, "moon." This means I have to tell him about the time (like a MONTH ago) that he saw the moon outside in the sky and said he wanted to hold it, but it was too far away and he couldn't reach it. Then I have to tell him more about how he can be an astronaut and fly to the moon in a rocket (including count down and blast off) and then walk on the moon and find moon rocks. He especially likes the part about the moon rocks. He asks me to tell him about the moon nearly every day, often more than once, and always (Lord help me) more than once in a row. There is really only so much that one can say about the moon, I have learned.
So here goes! Abe's 19-month-old brain, in no particular order:
- Trying to reach the moon
- The moon in general. Anything even remotely crescent-shaped, he points out as a moon.
- Going to the doctor (especially when the doctor hit his knee with a hammer)
- Going to Feast at the Baha'i Center, listening to music and eating a cookie
- The story of Abraham and the Three Bears
- Food: Pistachios. Also, pistachios. And pistachios. Followed closely by cashews and cranberries. Seriously, this kid would live off of nuts and beans if I let him.
- Playing with play-doh. Or more accurately, forcing me to play with play-doh while he watches and commands.
- Letters and numbers
- Counting to three and doing something, for instance, jumping off the couch, throwing a ball
- Eggs: he plays with the plastic ones and eats the real ones. And also plays with the real ones by smashing them when they are hard-boiled. Un. Fortunate.
- Certain people...but I won't name them so as to not sadden those of you who may be left out.
- Pink bear
- Making shadows big and small (at night in his room with a little lantern)
- A cheap little finger puppet that came with a pack of wash clothes. He wants the puppet to change his diaper. He wants the puppet to play basketball with him. This will be troubling if continued into adulthood.
Music and musical instruments
Chocolate : \
I'm sure I will think of another thing or two later, but this is a lot, actually. Especially if I have to draw it all. Maybe I can just use clip art... Oh technology, how lazy you make me!
PS - What a cute baby! What a good idea! I can already tell that even just 6 months from now I will love reading this list and remembering his little quirks and interests.