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Monday, January 18, 2010

Make New ifriends Monday: Deserted

No ifriend today.

For reasons I’m still not entirely clear about, she had to reschedule to another day. 


With nothing else to post about planned, hows about we talk about ME!

Okay, not me, my kids.

Because they’re so friggin’ awesome it’s hardly even fair and I’m not sure I’ve told you smart they are.

Well, at least the one. 


He’s a whip I tell ya’.

The kid walked at 10 months (actually a little late for the Dumb Family, ‘cause #1 started at 8 months!).

And now, on the eve of his 2nd birthday he’s riding a Razor like one of the guys…


And to think that a mere two years ago this is where he was at…


But, it’s not just his physical accomplishments we have to celebrate.

Because, like I said before, the kid is SMART.  Like, borderline genius.

He does puzzles, he reads (aka memorizes them word for word), he can identify most of the planets (a huge feat considering my stance on outer space and space related products), and he’s not deterred by ANY form of child proofing device, including those silly little pill bottle things.

Most notably, he’s been talking since he was 12 months old.

And, I don’t mean a word or two here and there that sorta kinda sounds like milk or mama or train.

I’m talking SENTENCES.  Which morphed into PARAGRAPHS by the time he was 18 months.

Nowadays, he can say anything he wants.

He tells jokes, and stories, and reenacts things that happened during his day.

Oh…and the singing.

Look for this kid on American Idol one day, and he’s not gonna be doin’ no honestly-that-was-like-torture-Pants-on-the-Ground renditions either.

Okay, that’s possibly a little far fetched since the poor child sounds like an injured water fowl when he sings.

But still, for a soon-to-be two year old it’s just amazing that he gets most of the words right and on beat!

I mean, how many soon-to-be two year olds can sing Taylor Swift’s “Love Story” or Owl City’s “Fireflies” word for word?

And, you don’t even wanna get him started on the Jackson 5’s “Who’s Lovin’ You?”.

Recently I’ve discovered that in addition to being physically advanced and verbally expressive, he is also inventive.

Please feast your eyes on his latest discovery.

Glove Feet…

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They may not seem like the most functional item ever to be invented, but lemme tell ya, when you have the toe dexterity of a baby chimp (as is the case for #3) you need something that allows for flexibility and access in a way that socks don’t.

Going to market with these things people.

They’re the way of the future.


P.S. Don’t forget to shoot me an email at parentingbydummies[at]gmail[dot]com if you are interested in being an ifriend.

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Mimi said...

That's Mimi's boy...I want my own personal Grandma's Toes pair.

Carly said...

Love the glove feet how original. What a amazing little boy.

singedwingangel said...

he is such a cutie pie.. and I love the glove feet lol..

Adoption Of Jane Ug-LBC said...

Awwwwwww so cute!

Evonne said...

How cute! Glove feet...genius!!!

Mary Anne Gruen said...

Happy Birthday to #3!!!

He really does sound like a genius! Who cares about American Idol! The world already has plenty of singers. We need more geniuses!

The glove feet are really cute!

Shell said...

Love the gloves on his feet!

Kmama said...

He is so cute!

Nancy C said...

That is hilarious. My older son also uses his feet like hands. Learned it from me, I'm embarrassed to say...

BlogBaby said...

Tell number 3 to stop making the rest of us 2ish folks look bad!

Seriously, the closest thing to a complete sentence this baby has said is "Where go?" and "Love you".

It's a good thing I'm pretty...


Lauren said...

What a cutie!

Wow! 12 months? I have been blessed by delayed talkers. That's right, I said blessed! Mine never shut up now and most days a really wish I could return to the silence of pre-speech and appreciate it a little!

Mira said...

Hmm, on the spectrum of genius to dumb, where does that leave my incoherently babbling 23 month old triplets? I mean I think they understand each other...

Anonymous said...

He's so adorable! I always knew you had smart boys because they were a handful.
And oh, I'm so sorry you had early walkers. After Evan's early walking days, I've learned it's a curse, not a blessing.

Joy said...

I'm pretty sure I will laugh about glove feet every time I see gloves or feet for a long time!

Joy said...

What are ifriends?

blueviolet said...

I love those little glove feet! He's really cute up on that scooter!

Ottavia said...

He's a genuis...reading at age 2, talking by 12 months...very impressive!

Jennifer said...

Baby Girl could talk like that before she was two, but Bud can not. It is so hard to not compare the two of them. He is finally talking and putting words together, but he is still pretty hard to understand.

Miss Dot said...

He looks like a cute little frog with his glove feet. How inventive! Haha.

Toddler Knows Best said...

Your two-year-old can do a lot, but can he WRITE A BLOG???

because I can.

Amber Page Writes said...

I would like some glove feet. I'm sure I would trip over them, but how CUTE!

Adrian's Crazy Life said...

What a cutie! And he does sound pretty darn amazing. Just wait til he's four - he'll probably be doing all kinds of amazing things.

BJ_Mama said...

WOW! Go #3! He sounds quite amazing!.....hope to see him on A.I. in the future!

When did I become my Mom said...

So stinkin cute!

Think my son might have the patent tho - check out Spidey feet

janice said...

Oh my goodness- those glove feet are the cutest things I've seen ALL day ('cuz my own kid isn't home yet- LOL!) Honestly though, your posts always get a smile out of me- thanks!

Mrs4444 said...

He does sound brilliant, and don't worry about the singing; Kendall sang like that, too, but now, she sings like a superstar :)

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