I've waited a mere 18.75 months but it has finally happened: Wyatt now calls me mama. Most of the time, anyway. He will pick me out of pictures "mama!", and point to me "mama!", and come up to me, pat my shoulder or touch my face and say, "mama". It's not as exciting as I thought it would be, but it is quite rewarding.
He also must be allowed to buckle any buckle around. Preferably over and over. Highchair strap, carseat strap, backpack strap, stroller strap - you name it and if it has a plastic buckle, he's all over it.
We might be attempting potty-training sooner than later. It would seem all the signs point to him being close to ready. I will appreciate any positive suggestions you have. I don't need to hear the negative ones, thankyouverymuch.
Being a true Rock, my son loves the Red Bar. Three times we've gone, three times he's been waaayyy better than we expected, including this weekend when we lingered at our table until 8:30 and he was still in good spirits.
He attempts to repeat all kinds of big words these days, which is hilarious to me. Recent entries include applesauce and ottoman, both of which were remarkably clear.
He will sit on his plasma car and wiggle the handlebars to start going. It throws him off balance a touch, so he doesn't go too far, but it's still fairly amazing to me that he gets it.
He loves to tell us no-no as he's doing naughty things. I know that's a rite of passage and that all your kids did that too, but please humor me because now it's my kid doing it (and also? this is pretty much his baby book).
He still refuses to eat meat of any form unless we completely mask it with something else. Even then he's very adept at extricating it.
He will announce every puddle, stream, bay, ocean or lake with the same enthusiastic "wa wa!" and expects you to be equally excited. Please play along.
Airplanes still hold his rapt attention, trucks and diggers are definitely on his radar more than they used to be.
He now motions for me to sit next to him on the floor, or for him to sit next to me in a chair. He's quite insistent and usually gets the request fulfilled!
He has been heard to utter "dankoo" (thank you) unprompted and at appropriate times. Perhaps we are doing something right after all!