Charlie is a quintessential boy. When he was younger he used to eat mud and rocks. Honestly, he still eats mud and rocks. Getting dirty is just part of the package when it comes to being a boy. Apparently, so is a complete and utter disregard for safety.
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I don’t know why but Charlie calls Sherman, “Cereal.” He can say Sherman, but refuses to do so. He also calls cereal, “cereal” so sometimes its hard for us to figure out if he wants to eat cereal or play with the dog.
Charlie loves, Cereal/Sherman the dog and Sherman
Charlie has had a language EXPLOSION over the last month or so. It is so much fun to watch him absorb new words, repeat them and use them on his own. Also amazing to see is how he absorbs the context in which the word is used.
In general, when referring to Larry, I call him, “Dada” or “Daddy.” Larry does the same, calling me, “Mama” or “Mommy.” Every once in a while I will call him by his actual name, but it is generally when I am asking him to help me with something and I need his immediate attention.
For example, I was cleaning out the vegetable drawer in our fridge and stumbled upon a cucumber that was somehow overlooked (I’d say for many weeks). When I grabbed the rotten cucumber, it turned to mush in my hand. Larry wasn’t nearby and I didn’t want to drip the goo across the floor so I shouted, “Larry” for him to come help me. Next thing I know, Charlie is running around the house shouting, “Larry, Larry!,” in an attempt to get his attention. We thought it was funny and chalked it up to a moment of repeating, but had no idea how smart these toddlers could be.
The next morning, Charlie woke up, was standing up in his crib and accidentally dropped his water bottle over the side. We heard him say, “uh-oh.” Then he started shouting, “Larry! Larry help!” We almost died laughing. Now, like me, Charlie calls him “Dada” when talking to him directly, but whenever he needs Dada in a bind he shouts for “Larry.”
Some of my favorite “Larry” calls are:
- When Charlie is standing at the top of the stairs and he wants to be picked up – “Larry Up”
- When Charlie is eating breakfast and wants milk or water – “milk or wawa Larry”
- When he says “Dada” to get Larry’s attention but doesn’t get a response – “LARRY!”
- When Larry is on the computer and Charlie wants to play – “Larry play?”
I just find it amazing he knows that Larry and Dada are one in the same and uses the names interchangeably based on need. Smart kid, right?
Charlie has been kind enough to inform us when he is about to go to the bathroom for a few months now. I’m not quite ready to potty train him because I feel like he is just going to regress when baby #2 comes. I figure I may as well do it once instead of getting him all set and then having to redo after #2. I did, however, buy him his very own potty for him to get used to.
While the bathroom is its “home”, we often times find the toilet