AM I A MAAAAAN OR AM I A BAAABY? IF I’M A MAN, I’M A VERY BABY-MAN….

this is one of our favorite songs from one of our favorite movies. watch it and look for the STELLAR cameo. and it won best original song at the 2011 oscars!!

anyway.

on the topic of my 2 year-old man/boy/muppet who is exhibiting SOME big kid qualities, but also MANY baby qualities….

i am wanting to work on improving his skills of independence as i work on procuring another infant from my sub-cockle area.

i was having a conversation with my cousin tonight who is in her residency to become a pediatrician (HOW FREAKING COOL IS THAT, RIGHT? so, please, if your kid has a rash or something funky falling out of any of his parts, feel free to send her a blurry cell phone pic and insist she identify and treat it for you) and she said she was reading about how to get toddlers prepared for a new baby.

she says, “and don’t be surprised if he regresses to some of his baby-ish behaviors. goes back to the pacifier, loses his potty training abilities….”

and i’m thinking, now maybe he’ll be in a very different phase 6 months from now (i mean, d’uh) but right now he is still mostly giggling at how the potty seat frames his junk and is definitely still relying on a pacifier. thetre’s nothing to regress to. we’re already there.

goals! goals! goals! 😉

oh, but we might be moving into a big boy bed pretty quickly. he jumped lithely out of his crib last night when mad at me because i wouldn’t rock him to sleep AGAIN at 9pm and had left him to cry for a few minutes.

so i guess he’s got problem solving skills. that counts, right?

🙂

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