My third born child Gabriel is 21 months this week, and of course I enjoy seeing the new things he learns and the new abilities he has. Some abilities, however, are not my favorite.
Good milestone: Eating his food by himself with a fork and/or spoon.
Bad milestone: Being able to reach the forks and spoons in the drawer and throwing them all over the kitchen floor.
Good milestone: Reaching for a toy and being tall enough to grab it without whining for me.
Bad milestone: Reaching for the light switch and being tall enough to turn it on...and off...and on...and off...
Good milestone: The ability to climb on his own up the ladder to the play set.
Bad milestone: The ability to climb on his own to the top of Caleb's bunk bed...and then jumping on that top bunk.
Good milestone: Drinking out of a small cup with help.
Bad milestone: Drinking out of any cup and then spitting it all over the floor...just for fun.
Good milestone: Helping mommy by closing the door behind him when we leave my bedroom.
Bad milestone: Being able to open that door anyway.
I take it all in stride, the good and the bad. Sometimes I just have to stop and smile. I know he's just exploring his world!
Gabriel with my mom and Caleb...having too much fun watching a computer game!
Dear Reluctant Warrior
14 hours ago