It’s been too long since we’ve had an update from the #magicalunicornbaby. At 18 months, Sam…
…has a new nickname. #troublebaby We use “trouble” as a verb in our house now. “What’s Sam doing?” “Troubling in the living room.”
…is into EVERYTHING. Loves to unload all the sippy cups onto the kitchen floor. Obsessed with the Ninja blender. (Amazingly he’s only gotten one minor cut. I am much more vigilant about keeping that cabinet locked now!) He will literally run if he sees our bathroom door open, so he can rummage through the drawer, steal our toothbrushes, and chew on them.
…says Mama and Dada, and attempts to say dog, brother, up, uh-oh, peekaboo (Boo!), and bark-bark. Not super-verbal for his age, but ahead of where his older brother was, so I feel pretty good about it.
…will eat everything in sight, and gets mad if anyone is eating something and not giving him a bite. (I am enjoying this for as long as it lasts, I know the picky eating phase will probably kick in any day.)
…loves to push buttons, especially on my phone if he can get a hold of it. Siri’s reaction to the mumblings of a pre-verbal toddler are pretty amusing.
Overall I’m really enjoying this age. Sam has his moments of frustration where he wants something but can’t communicate it to us, and we have to stay on our toes or he’ll get into something he shouldn’t but overall he is a pretty fun, easy-going guy to have around. Maybe it’s a second child thing, but he is amazingly adaptable on days when we have to push his nap way back because we’re busy in the afternoon. He still usually wakes up once a night, but he settles back down pretty quickly.
What’s your favorite thing about the stage of life you or your kids are in right now?