Sunday, December 14, 2008

What's shakin'

A lot has been happenin' in the world of Mr. A.

First, it is clear that this is my child. My mother used to lament that my teachers all thought I was a perfect angel, but that I was a PITA at home. A's teachers say that he only cries when he gets hurt, doesn't thrash for his diaper changes, etc etc etc, and are surprised when they hear that he often cries in the mornings.

Next, the return of the mayor. I'm told that A is a fantastic sharer. He gives toys to the other kids in his class often... pretty impressive for such a little guy. I'm amazed that EVERYONE seems to know this child; we'll be leaving and parents I don't know will say "Goodnight, A!" and so will kids who are much older. They all know him, and by name! So he's clearly Grampy's grandson too.

We visited Santa again yesterday. He was fascinated by the big guy while we waited in line, and I thought that there might be a chance. As we got up to see Santa, however, A became VERY clingy and started crying as we approached. We ultimately took pictures with me sitting next to Santa, but A didn't look great and I didn't look so great at all. So, definitely not worth the $25 (!!) for 2 pictures.

While we were at the mall, we met up with Best Bud and his mom. Despite not having seen each other in what feels like forever, they went right up to each other and started playing. They were so cute, having conversations and feeding each other snacks. A now weighs more, but Best Bud is still a bit taller.

Last night, we went to Grampy and Grammi's house. Grampy took A almost immediately after he got out of the car, and to my surprise, didn't make even the slightest fuss. He was very happy to be with his grandparents and also very happy to see his old toys.

We also went to the annual Christmas party. Last year, M and I had to leave after about half an hour because A was INCONSOLABLE. What a difference a year makes--not only was he a perfect party guest, but he also went to sleep in a bedroom for a several hours. It took a bit longer than normal to get him to sleep, but he did go down eventually! Hooray for sleep training!

The most adorable thing today... we were out at the stores, and couldn't get A to hold our hands as we walked through a parking lot. So, in order to force him to hold our hands, we did the old swing the kid between the hands trick. But we weren't doing it for awhile and so we hear A make a noise just like our "1, 2, 3 swing!" and then he did like a kick thing. It was hilarious!

That's what's shakin for now. Have a great week!