Ryan had his first appointment of many with the developmental delay screener and it was GREAT. He wow-ed her with his fine motor skills, comprehension, and problem solving skills! It was quite funny when she asked him- "Ryan can you say elephant?" He would nod YES, go figure. "Ryan can you show me what the elephant says? NO.... oooh dear. At least he knows exactly what I am saying!!! The best was she had a baby bear and asked Ryan to feed it and rock it. He is going to be such a good brother someday and an incredible daddy when he is much older. He is amazing me every day with how fast the baby is disappearing and how quickly everything "big kid" related is coming out.
Today we played "house" for the first time. Ryan was the daddy and I was... who knows. He had a baby monkey to take care of! We pulled out the bumbo and all sorts of baby stuff to use- pacies, bottles, bibs, blankies. Ryan made and fed the baby lunch then rocked it to sleep and tucked it in with a bottle. He followed with patting his head and waving bye. He insisted we be very quiet while his baby monkey was sleeping. Just goes to show he really does listen more than I think he does. He is such a sweet boy.
btw, those flipping sweet Woody slippers are from Famous Footwear!
nighty night time
I was reading a really great article this morning from parents.com about labeling our children and their personalities. My son is not the rough and tumble, grunting, aggressive, mans man that everyone expects him to be and I am okay with that. The article talked about how dangerous it is to label our children because it follows them their whole life, creating negative self esteem- something I completely agree with! So out with the old in with the new.
A Better Way to Label
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