Monday, April 4, 2016

2 and a half

This is the best I could get. He refuses to sit next to the moose.
I still think of Christopher as a baby. And I know he will always be my baby, but sometimes I am surprised when I look at him and see a little boy. I think he has grown recently. He inherited my hair, for sure. He has a lot to say, and he is saying it well. He is sweet and mischievous at the same time. He gets a glint in his eye when he is about to do something to antagonize his sister, or try to make either of us laugh. He and his cousin Josie are best friends, and they hug and kiss each other hello each morning. Then they wrestle. He is definitely not a baby any more.

When Clare turned 2 and a half, I posted her likes and dislikes. (I just re-read them, and most have not changed.) I am going to do that for Christopher, too. Consistency!

Likes: ECFE, the colors pink and orange, Cookie Monster, Grover, Big Bird, playing in the sandbox, telling knock knock jokes, running, kicking a ball, trucks and cars, dinosaurs, "Frozen," reading books, playing with Clare and Josie, cuddling with Mommy, doing "Money" with Daddy, baths, fruit of any kind, avocado, tomato, cucumber (he eats the middle first), cheese, sausage, chocolate, the Cuckoo House, going to play time at the gym, visiting the "fishies" at the aquarium, and playing in Clare's room. He is still very attached to his blankies.

Dislikes: Dogs and cats, naps, being told what to do, the dentist and doctor, car washes, and the basement. (He still thinks the cat is lurking down there.)

He also loves all of his "people" as Clare used to say, and he asks to talk to or see all four of his grandparents almost daily. He also frequently asks to talk to "Uncle Gobby."

On Easter I was wearing a necklace. Christopher was trying to nuzzle into his usual place on my neck, and he was quite put out that the necklace was interfering. He tried to lift it up and put his head underneath. When this didn't work, he just glared at me angrily for awhile. He loves to cuddle, and I never want to say no. I don't know how long these cuddles will last.

He pronounces his name "Fa-fer," which is cute, but also makes me laugh because he can say "Christoph" perfectly. (Yes, he loves "Frozen" as much as his sister.)

He is so much more destructive than Clare ever was, and he likes to throw everything. It's like he can't help himself, even though he knows he's not supposed to take all the books off the bookshelf or throw toys at his sister.

I could not love this kid more. He is just the sweetest, most affectionate, polite, (sometimes challenging) little boy.  I love you so much, Buddy.


  1. Awww, you share a special mother-son bond. So sweet.