This boy is strong as an ox. Brandon joked that instead of a walker, we should see if they make Defensive Line Sleds for kids. It's a pretty good idea.
This new walking excitement comes at a very good time. I began to notice a lingering pain in my pelvis after carrying Jackson in the Ergo for long periods of time... which I did very often because he slept so well that way. Turns out I basically sprained part of my pelvis while carrying/delivering him, so I need to be cautious how much I bear his full 20 lbs on my hips. Needless to say, we are spending more time at home these days. Although I am not at all a homebody, doctor's orders have been very refreshing. Getting into a little routine with the kids and slowing down some is good for all of us. Now I just need to find a good pilates workout video to strengthen my abs and other core muscles. Suggestions welcomed!
Is loving learning her letters and sounds. She's always pointing out letters on things and saying things like, "MMMommy starts with an M. J-J-J-June starts with a J." Here she is reading to Mono, who is wearing a swimsuit.
She has developed a strange habit, though. Well, she has many strange habits, but one particularly curious. She phrases everything in a question that begins with "what".
- For example: Instead of "Can I have some milk?" She'll say, "What can I have?" And make me guess.
- Or if she has a particular thing she wants to do (go outside), she'll ask, "What can I do?" If I respond with something other than what she had in mind, "You can look at a book." She'll whine and say, "Nooooo." I have to keep guessing until I figure it out.
This goes on all day. If I try to get out of it, and throw the question back at her, she just repeats it again. She doesn't realize it's a very exhausting game... in fact, I don't know if she realizes what she's doing at all. Strange, huh? I guess she'll grow out of it. She's had other language curiosities. When she was just learning to talk she called herself "Tita" and always spoke about herself in the 3rd person.