Thursday, April 21, 2011

More of the unexpected milestones

The first time your child:

  • leaves some unexpected masterpieces on your walls 
  • goes to their room when you say to 
  • makes their own breakfast, which in this house is peanut butter and jelly
  • checks their library books out by themselves
  • asks you what a word means
  • tells you exactly what they think about the fact you are making plans that do not include them
  • gives their own hair a trim
  • turns down a kiss ;-(
  • is the oldest somewhere
  • can really actually play catch
  • cuts a picture of a desired item out of a catalogue
  • tells you they hate you
  • says you are their best friend
  • begins to wash and brush their hair and teeth on their own
  • asks about why someone is different (“talks funny”)
  • catches you telling a polite little lie
  • is big enough you can start cooking with hot sauce again
  • goes to a funeral
  • wipes themselves
  • asks if they are going to die
  • tries a bike without training wheels
  • eats your pickles
  • spontaneously and sincerely tells you they love you

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ruth, you certainly seem like you are enjoying him and yourself. RB