Young children are learning machines and Remy is no different. It’s a blast watching him pick up new skills, combining ideas in new ways and generally finding supplementary ways for making trouble. Here we go for the latest.
Still Big for His Age. I think. I haven’t tried to measure his height lately, but he’s been growing steadily and gradually based on the way his clothes seem to get shorter and smaller as time goes by. Gary got a supposedly accurate weight of 33 lbs a few weeks ago. I just looked at one of those height/weight charts and that puts him at 75 percentile for height and 90 percentile for weight. He’s not the chunk he used to be, but he’s still a solid kid. Strong too.
Excuse Me. Remy doesn’t say this. When he wants to squeeze into a spot that Gary and I are already standing, as he’s wont to do in the kitchen, he says, “Am I in your way?” Now, this is totally our fault because that’s what we say to him when he’s trying to horn into our work space. Sarcasm being a little out of a two year old’s comprehension, he assumes that this is what one says in these situations. Until the other night, when he tried out a new phrase, “Accuse Me!”
Packet Pick Up. This started late Summer when I was racing a fair amount. Sometimes, we get in the car together and Remy unilaterally decides that we are going to packet pick up. He generally sounds excited about it. I’m not really sure he know what it means.
Letters and Numbers. He’s known his alphabet letters for a while now and even what order they go in, but lately, he’s made some jumps in capability with letters and numbers. I partly credit World World, but I’m sure it’s mostly natural progression at work. Recently, he’s been making efforts to count things out loud. Also, he’ll say random letters out loud while pretending to write them out with a crayon (he makes a little mark instead).
Dump Truck Book. Actually, it’s really called the Tonka Big Book of Trucks, but it does have a dump truck on the cover. I think this is his favorite book lately, although Scrambled Eggs Super still gets a lot of requests. He hasn’t wanted to read the shorter, simpler books lately, although he may come around when he’s closer to learning to read them himself instead of memorize what Mommy and Daddy say for each page.
Condiments at the Dinner Table. Used to be he didn’t want any sauce or obvious seasoning on his food, but that’s all changed. Now we can’t get through a dinner without him getting out of his seat 5-6 times to go get the pepper mill, salt shaker, olive oil, ketchup, etc. All of these, of course, he must “do it by self.” With Mom nearby to prevent tremendous messes. He also likes to eat the ketchup with a “poon.” He still drops the s off of many words he says.
Christmas Tree. We have a 4 foot tall fake tree with lights already in it. Remy really likes the Christman Tree, as he calls it. In fact, the first thing he figured out was how to plug and unplug the lights. Brilliant. So long as he’s not sticking his tongue in the socket with the plug. Anyway, I’m pretty sure Remy thinks it’s a toy tree, which is kind of like a money tree, but way more fun for toddlers. He’s also broken a few ornaments. Such is life.
That’s all the good stuff for now.