Thursday, December 17, 2009
What I like about you
Despite all of the challenges that Dashiell's ever-growing independence is bringing, there are so many things that I like about him. Obviously I'm his mom and love all the things he does, but even if I wasn't there would still be plenty to like! Here's a short list, in no particular order:
-He likes to sing to Christmas songs. Whenever "Wonderful Christmastime" comes on the radio, he starts singing "doo-doo-doo" and bops his head. And he requests "Jingle Bells" all the time ("jicka-ba"--took us a while to figure that one out!).
-He loves giving kisses, and makes a "mu-ah!" sound every time he gives you a kiss.
-He's got a great sense of humor! He'll laugh at anything. Yesterday I kept putting his Yertle the Turtle doll on top of my head and naming all the things Yertle was now king of, then "burping" so Yertle would fall off my head, and man it was like it was the funniest thing Dashiell had ever seen! Really boosts your ego to have a toddler around...
-He loves a good snuggle, especially if there are books involved.
-He likes to clean, or at least pretend to clean. We're working on developing this love of cleaning to keep it strong (if only it were possible!).
-He'll gladly hold your hand when walking outside or in public places. Not only is this a good safety procedure, it's just plain nice.
-He's always got a smile for anyone he sees.