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.
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.
P.P.S Also, the link for our Cent Saving Saturday giveaway for H&R Block’s At Home tax preparation program can be found here.
P.P.P.S TOMORROW WE ARE THROWING A BIRTHDAY PARTY FOR #3 SO DON’T FORGET TO COME BACK AND JOIN IN THE FUN…NO BACHELOR POST (OKAY, MAYBE JUST A LITTLE ONE) WILL BE POSTED.