Freddy (25 months) appears to have changed in so many ways in such a short period of time. I remember the transition from baby to toddler seemed to happen overnight too at around 15 months but this time the transformation seems to be from a toddler to an independent little boy carving out his place in our family routines.
that Freddy 'might want to try to sit on it?' never ended well. We weren't bothered. After all, we had decided to just follow his lead - and lead he did! He suddenly started standing on a step in front of the toilet and standing to pee! Now the potty gets used like clockwork for the 'serious business' and the toilet for everything else.
Along with this huge leap of independence came a sudden ability to tell us what he 'likes' and 'dislikes'. Of course in the past we have been able to make pretty accurate guesses; he appears to like lining things up or it seems that he isn't too fond of marmalade (shame because we made a huge batch recently). But now we know for sure. This is the current list:
- Sean (a local boy he just met)
- toy train derailments
- mama wearing jumpers (he is really serious about this and it was tough on me when I was sick last week)
He also asked his first question; he asked if birds have thumbs? What an amazing first question!
Another little milestone is that he took his first photograph today! Of course it makes sense that it would be a photo of a vehicle and not a family member but it's sweet nonetheless. By the way, am I the only mother that peels the logo stickers off vehicles like this so that they don't 'advertise' to my son?
All this in just a week - it just shows how precious time is.