Monday, August 2, 2010
Hudson at 28 months
I haven't posted anything in awhile. We haven't had much to report. We've spent a lot of time at home lying naked over the air vents trying to stay cool. I'm kidding about the naked part...except for Hudson. That kid sweats more than anyone I've ever seen. He can walk up the steps and he looks like he just ran a marathon. I try to keep the least amount of clothing on his as possible to keep him cool. Ha! It has been incredibly hot here. I know I was born and raised here and I should be used to this, but I swear its like a different kind of hot this year. The kind of hot that just presses on you and makes you want to go curl up in a bed with cold sheets in a room with a ceiling fan. I have visions of being Scarlett O'hara laying in my room at The Tara with Mammy fanning me while I rest. Its that kind of hot! Aaannnddd...now I want to go watch Gone With the Wind. Thank you, my restless mind.
Speaking of my sweaty little devil; what's he up to you ask? Oh everything! He's just a little adult. He does everything we do and more. Its like having a mini roommate.
He can put on his Crocs by himself. Not always on the correct feet, but still...
His vocabulary is as great as mine. (Probably not the best compliment)
He literally talks non-stop when we're at home.
We have little adult-like conversations with him. Its no longer just talking to express a need or to repeat what we're saying, its full on conversation. You can ask questions and get extremely long answers. You can ask what he did at school, or his grandmother's house and its no longer the same routine answers about playing--he actually tells you what he did that day. His memory is a steel trap and he will even tell you about things that happened a long time ago.
He literally runs non-stop. Runs. Do you hear me? Never walks.
He is still doing great with the potty minus some number 2-potty-using issues, which I'm pretty sure all boil down to him being too impatient to sit there more than 3.5 seconds. I think he's just way too busy to sit down and wait. for. it. He is on the go and he's a man about convenience right now. The potty for number 2 is an inconvenience! So when the big 2 is coming we go for a pull up, try to force him to sit on the potty, or we have an accident in the big boy undies. Very frustrating for me, but I'm not giving up.
He makes me laugh. Constantly.
He is VERY independent. He can do everything himself except the things he's not yet tall enough to reach.
He is a clean fanatic. He puts up his toys without being asked. When he's finished playing with something, he puts it up. When he's finished with a cup or plate he goes and drops it in the sink with no prompting from us. Its crazy! What kid does that!? He loves to help vacuum, sweep, dust, wash dishes, you name it.
He helps me cook. I let him do the stirring or egg breaking. If there's nothing he can help with we give him dried peas, rice or noodles and he "cooks" his own meal.
He has recently started admitting to being wrong when he's done something bad and either put himself in time out or say he's sorry. Proof that this little guy is growing up.
He is a loving, energetic, happy, well behaved little boy that I never want to imagine my life without.