Well Bear is all grown up. He doesn't need any help from Grandad or Nanny to have his bottle in the mornings. Or to drink water from an open cup. He doesn't need a morning nap either. He's doing it by himself.
Woe betide a helping hand! Teddy's will be thrown. There will be stomping of feet and slamming of doors. Then tears.
We have to guess what it was we have done wrong, stop doing it and then all is right with the world.
He's a big boy now. He's 16¾ months old. He's doing it by himself. I just can't wait until he's a teenager.
|Lots of tears and shouts before we got this exactly right. Happy grown up Bear.|
|Drinking from an open cup. Put it to your mouth, tip, drink!|
|I can reach|
|I can get my own coat|
|I don't need a morning nap, I'm not even sleepy|
|Just resting my eyes on the way to the shops....|
|......Oh and on the way home too.|
|Water. If there is any water in the garden I can find it.|
|I don't need anyone I know where I'm going.|
|You are allowed to push me as long as I don't have to sit in that awful seat.|
|Smile for Mummy!|
|C'mon Grandad! I'm waiting.|
|Selfie with Aunty Sarah. Say cheese.|
What's new this week?
It looks like Bear has dropped his morning nap. It makes him super tired by the afternoon but we were wasting at least an hour in the mornings trying to get him to nap, and failing.
He can drink out of a cup without spilling it all down his front
He continues to understand more complex instructions "Your sleeves are too long" Bear looks at his hands" Let me turn them up" Bear offers his arm for the sleeve to be rolled up.
He has a wicked sense of humour and laughs easily. For example. He was pointing at things for me to tell him the colour, blue bowl, white tray. He pointed faster and faster until I couldn't keep up and using noises and hands pretended my head exploded. He just fell about laughing....then we did it all over again.
He is starting to understand how to put glue onto paper to stick things. He made a daffodil at Tots for St David's Day and he did all the glue himself.
No new words but the ones he already uses are spoken clearer. He is a great mimic too.
Sing a word or phrase. Bear will copy.
Do, re, mi, fa, so, la, ti, do
The crows make a racket. Bear will "caw" loudly.
Do you have a grown-up toddler?