Between buying tables without my
master's permission husband's opinion and realizing that I can no longer adequately care for my own nether regions thanks to the belly, my son has finally experienced his 18-month language explosion.
Or maybe it was the 15-month explosion just 3 months late? I swear that all these explosions and growth spurts are just ways to make us feel better when our kids decide to morph into Gremlins with diapers.
I mean, every time something weird is happening with Drew, I can always find some kind of Googled explanation. The 55-week this and the 13-month that. Basically, I think they're just nice ways of saying "Kids are unpredictable as all hell so don't freak out and rearrange his furniture or remove soy from his diet."
Truth be told, the last thing a mom whose kid decides to forgo sleep for a few days doesn't necessarily want to hear "And this too shall pass." But a 14-month developmental milestone for finger dexterity? Well, HELL. Who doesn't want a kid to be able to flip off their friends and pick their nose? Sleep not my son!
But truly, his language has exploded, or really, more like burped. For us, however, where everything was just a well toned "Uh" -- you know, ending "up" for a question or "repeated 14 times in high pitch squeals you stupid idiot" for a need -- a few more words is fantastic. Life changing, if you will.
And of course, they are extremely helpful and useful words like "Cookie" and "Pool." I mean, why can't it be the answer to something that I ask him 14 times a day like "What do you want to drink?"
Interestingly enough, he does sort of drink from the pool on an almost daily basis, so maybe he's not that far off.
But then while my two kids were [
killing each other] playing with the one lone balloon or "Boon Boon" , I heard him scream "MINE!" at the top of his lungs and I had to chuckle. Because with a well-spoken older sister and a parent readily available to interpret or play 20 questions, he really hasn't had to say much of anything.
That was until she started taking his shit. Apparently all bets are off.
So what month is that "Sharing is Caring" milestone, anyway?