Thursday, April 03, 2008

Monthly Newsletter #18

Dear Landon,

Today you turn 18 months. This month has come with some most excellent developments. I believe Linda and Noah have taught you to “Hulk up.” And you often will do it on command. It's quite possibly the funniest thing you do right now. And while you will do it on command, we can't seem to get a decent video of it. That or your dance moves.

Your sense of where things should be is possibly at it’s highest level ever. You do not like change. So much so, it’s bordering on OCD. Things must stay in the same place, except if you move them. Because if you move them it’s ok. Like riding the bathroom trash can around the kitchen like a horse. That’s ok. Emptying it in the larger trash cans when it is full without your permission is NOT ok.

You have an odd sense about these things. Last night we went to visit your new second cousin Jonah in the hospital. He was less than 24 hours old, and doing something you never did at that age. Sleeping in the Tupperware container on the cart. Oh sure you slept, but you demanded that someone (me) be holding you while you slept. Putting you in the plastic bin was OUT OF THE QUESTION.

Anyway, when we got there he was sleeping peacefully, and although you had trouble passing the part in the floor where the design and color of the wood changed, once you finally saw Linda and the baby you were ok. Linda gave you a little plastic toy, which you gave to the baby. All was well…until he woke up. And Linda had the nerve to pick him up. We had no idea that was the problem. It took, seriously, like 30 minutes to figure out that you wanted him to be back in the box. The box where he clearly belongs, people! You’re going to have to adjust to him though, because he’s going to be around for quite a while.
I want to thank you for making your shoes last the 2 months I asked. It looks as if you are holding true to the 2 month mark though, because I see shoe shopping in our near future. It makes me think I should have asked for three months, but I guess that's water under the bridge at this point.
Your words, when I’m super-duper in tune with what you’re up to…they kind of are, sort of like, maybe, possibly, on the edge of English. And I cannot tell you how happy that makes me. Your continued effort in this area will be sincerely appreciated.



Someone Being Me said...

Awwww....what an adorable big guy. The whole shoe thing is crazy. Why do baby shoes cost as much as big people shoes? Thank goodness for Walmart and payless. Those are the only two places that have shoes that fit Bear and that I can afford.

Becky said...

Dude, I think your kid is a mini-Ben. He was just like that at this age. And whoo-boy is it a trip when they come home and tell you how messy the house is.

Thankfully (I guess), he's mellowed out a bit about it and now is a slob just like The Daver.