Thursday, January 14, 2010

Green Eggs and… Milk


A recent favorite for Desmond is the book Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss. Feeling inspired and having extra time this morning before taking Davin to the MAX I whipped up some green eggs and milk. Desmond wasn’t phased at all by the color, but some day he’ll get it. Maybe if I always make them green, he won’t like yellow eggs. Hmm…

Desmond is developing more of a little personality with definite opinions. I can see the “terrible twos” on the horizon with his loud squeals of protest, stiffening body, and occasional kicks anytime he has to do something he doesn’t want to. I’m trying to figure out a good way to teach him how to express his emotions appropriately. Not easy for an 18 month old. Also teething and off and on colds and flu have not made it easy on the sleep schedule. He'll sleep through the night again eventually, right?

On the positive side, it’s fun seeing things he really enjoys. His favorite movie is Wall-e, and he likes to talk with the characters saying “Eva” and “Wawie”. I’ve even heard him singing along to the opening song. His favorite snack is fruit snacks which he calls “oodoots.” (Why his word is so far from the real word, I have no idea.) He loves playing “tunnel” where I drape a blanket across the back of a chair to the couch. Then he’ll beg me to “chase oo”. It’s quite a work out and I think I might wear holes in my jeans for the first time ever. A highlight of Desmond’s week is watching the dump truck empty the dumpster across the driveway. Everything is blue if you ask him the color, and he loves to paint and color. We had a fun family dance before his bedtime tonight. He has quite a cute little booty shake he does. It also warms my heart to get an unprompted thank you after I get him something and to hear him say "uh-voo" (I love you).

Now if he would just go to sleep! It's hours past his bedtime.