1) He has 10 teeth with three on the way.
2) When he takes a bath, the water must be running the entire time.
3) Preferably the freezing cold water, which he gleefully splashes on himself.
4) He hates getting out of the water.
5) He likes to watch himself kick and scream in the bathroom mirror.
5) The lowest point of the day is getting him dressed.
6) I usually put mousse in his hair (for the fauxhawk) and he tries to steal the bottle away from me and get some of the leftovers in his mouth.
7) It hurts his feelings when I clip his fingernails.
8) He likes to read and eat books.
9) He has some incredible dance moves. He has no inhibition.
10) We have Jackson's Dance Party in his room every night. Daddy plays the guitar or we listen to Hillsong United and David Crowder.
11) His second favorite game after hide and seek is steal the pillow from mommy.
12) He just discovered the fun of opening and shutting doors. But thankfully he can't turn a door knob yet.
13) A few nights ago he got on the floor and snuggled with Beckham. I hate myself for not getting a picture.
14) Lately when I try to get a kiss he slaps me or grabs my mouth.
15) It hurts. (See #7.)
16) He is officially only taking one nap a day and I actually like it.
17) He really likes to play with disposable cups. After he crumples them, he brings them to me to straighten out.
18) If he never had another toy besides a ball, he probably wouldn't mind.
19) People are constantly telling me what a happy boy he is.
20) I can't believe I get to be his mommy.
And 5 Things About Me
1) I think it's cruddy when people leave critical, contentious, or hurtful comments on blogs, especially when they do so anonymously. If you're willing to say it, own it. And maybe provide a way for the blog owner to reply to you privately.
2) Today was my first experience taking my child to Chuck E. Cheese.
3) Then I went to Barnes and Noble and bought Bringing Up Boys and Dare to Discipline.
4) I'm enrolled in MOPS for the fall.
5) I thought motherhood was hard when I had an infant, but I'm just now starting to realize why people say being a mom is the hardest job in the world. It will take a lot more than sleep to bring up my toddler in the way he should go.