David has always had his own personality, but toddler days make it come out more and more every day. A few funny things about David:
- He’s completely obsessed with hats.
- He’s almost just as obsessed with shoes. When he’s not wearing his own pair, he’s walking around in a pair of mine (he tries Matt’s first, but they are still too big and too heavy for him to walk around in, so he settles with mine).
- One night a few months ago we were looking for his stuffed puppy and I started making little kissy sounds as if we were looking for a real puppy. Ever since, David makes kissy sounds when he is looking for someone or something. It’s HILARIOUS when he walks around our apartment kissing and calling, “Daaad! Daad!”
- Sometimes he calls me “honey.” Lately though, if he comes to find me after after being in separate rooms he just says, “hey you.”
- When David wants something to move or when he’s moving around, he often says, “beep, beep.” You know, like a truck. Just the other day he was helping me put away dishes, he couldn’t get one of the cabinet doors to stay open long enough for him to put his plastic plate away. After pushing it several times he finally, very frustrated yelled, “Beep, BEEEEP!” as if that would make the door stay open. It did.
- He loves to walk around with his hands in his pockets.
- He loves cars, trucks, airplanes, animals, reading, and calling people on the phone. He still doesn’t say much when he “talks” on the phone to an actual person; he mostly just stands and smiles or shows them his toys.
- He thinks he has a baby in his belly too.
- He now plays “pretend” kind of. He often puts all of his animals to bed on a blanket. He also likes to pretend various pieces of his dinner are trucks or animals.
- He doesn’t like being sticky or dirty. A word we hear very often now: “Ewww!”
- He now knows most of the alphabet (all but 5 of the letters) and numbers 1 through 10 by sight. I honestly have no idea where a lot of this came from; he just picks up on stuff so fast that he’s now learning faster than I can teach him.
- His turkey sandwiches always say, “gobble, gobble” before he eats them. He made the connection all on his own: I told him one day at lunch that he was eating turkey and cheese and not tacos (everything is tacos or pasta). He looked at the turkey meat and said, “gobble, gobble” and stuffed it in his mouth.
- He sorts things; stuffed animals from plastic toys, toys by color, cars from trucks, etc. It’s kind of weird sometimes, I’ll admit.
I have a persistant nagging feeling that there was one thing in particular that I wanted to write down before I forgot forever, but of course I can’t remember what it is now. So the list just gets longer and longer while I sit here and try and remember what it was that I wanted to write. Maybe I’ll remember when I’m not trying so hard.