My baby is almost a year and a half. I have always enjoyed children at this age, but he is taking toddlerhood to a new level of cute. And it's not just because he is my last. He just has a personality unlike the others, and it cracks me up. Yesterday, he spent half the day with a foam horseshoe around his neck. We have no idea why, except that it is just typical him. He also has a thing for hats. He loves a hat.
It is so cute when he tries to do everything the big kids do. Talking on the phone is typical toddler.
None of the other kids ate junk food until their first birthday cake. After that, it was a rare treat. They didn't know how to even identify it, even when someone was eating it right in front of them. Not so with this guy. When he was nine months old, he snatched a cookie right out of his aunt's hand and shoved it in his mouth before she knew what was happening. He can spot sugar-laced food a mile away, and most certainly will not tolerate someone eating it in front of him.
Also unlike his siblings, this little guy has a limited vocabulary. He can say, "Mommy", but it is only spoken in a shrill scream. The word is usually followed by a sweet little voice asking, "Where's Daddy?" He has no idea how to say, "Yes", so regardless of the question, he answers, "No". The tone of his voice lets you know which one he means.
I could go on about this little guy for days. Unfortunately, he is in the middle of tossing my clean laundry all around the living room (except for his sister's apron. That is draped over his shoulders.) I need to go give him a hug.
What do you love about the toddler years?