Archive for the ‘All About A’ Category
Sometimes, I forget that my son is still a baby because of the manly/adult things he likes to do. He sweeps the floor every time he spots a broom, wipes the furniture or scrubs the floor when he gets hold of a cloth. He also knows what hammers are for and how to operate industrial hand wheels even. He’s at the stage when he absorbs easily and “copy” what he observes from the adults in his surroundings. That’s why we’ve been conscious of our actions and we’re always watching out the words that come out of our mouths because the copycat in him will surely adapt it easily.
My little A is born to a pair of sports-minded parents. Back in my elementary years, I was engaged deeply with playing volleyball. In fact, I aced one of my semestral PE subjects and got a flat 1 because luckily, the volleyball skills remain despite the years of not cultivating the interest. On the other hand, the husband loves basketball to bits. Until now, he’s actively participating in tournaments at work and in our neighborhood. He’s into playing billiards, table tennis and he has his favorite sports shows on TV, too, featuring golf and tennis.
As early as now, I can see the inclination of our 2 year old son to sports which is actually a good sign. We want him to get involve with it so we’re exposing him already to sports for kids like basketball. His Daddy has bought him a mini basketball ring and he’s crazy about it. Everyday, you will see him shooting balls while cheering for himself “shoot Cher-cher!” or he would say “3 points!!” when the ball sinks in. He’s really cute and so adorable. I hope his love for sports will go a long way. I’m browsing Shopwiki right now and it’s giving me ideas which sports type can I introduce to my son when he gets older. This website is a genius because it’s a sort of encyclopedia and a directory in one. Aside from providing informative articles, related online shops are readily listed.
I believe my son will find football, baseball or soccer equally enjoying as basketball when he gets older. Whichever he’ll choose, I’ll just be his number one cheerleader on the side.
Moving to a new home is really an overwhelming and a life changing experience. It’s been one week since we’ve transferred to our new home and more than I aid myself, I’m watching closely and assisting the little one in adjusting himself to the new environment, new routines, and the new ways we’re adapting. I can say that, so far, he’s doing good. Here are my observations of him:
1. Sleeps well at night and longer even. In Frisco, his normal rise and shine time is at 6 am. This morning, I have to wake him up because it’s already past 8.
2. Since he has an easy access to the huge container where we stock snack items, he eats all the time! I think there’s also a need for us to buy a fridge lock or of that sort since he loves opening the ref. Eeekkk..I have to watch out our electricity bill.
3. Huge thanks to Barney and Sponge Bob DVDs, he’s kept entertained since our cable TV isn’t activated yet. By the way, he also loves watching over and over the video of his first birthday party especially on the part where Flooch does his magic tricks and ventriloquism antics.
4. He has found a playmate in our neighbor’s 2 year old daughter. However, they’re still at the getting-to-know-you stage so little A still feels a little apprehensive sharing his toys.
5. Since our telephone line was installed yesterday, he requests every now and then to be assisted in calling up his grannies in Frisco and Makati for a little chitchat. He surely misses them.
6. Another big change I’ve observed on him last week is that he’s ready to be weaned from the bottle. He gladly drank milk from the glass when I introduced the idea to him. He still occasionally drinks from his bottle but I think having successfully tried thrice drinking from the glass (all by himself) is a good move. But breastfeeding wise, he’s still demanding as always and NO signs of weaning readiness still.
7. And oh, he’s been totally nappy-free (even at night) for two weeks now. He just suddenly refused to wear his diaper one night then it continued the next nights. So far, within that two weeks, he just only had 1 little accident on the bed when he woke up one morning. But other than that, we’ve been waking up dry and comfy.
8. He enjoys playing and opening the the cabinet doors (we’ve got lots of built in ones in our room). He even knows now which door to open when he gets his own clothes. Sometimes, the naughty side of him takes over and he messes all the clothing even the very well kept tuxedos of his Dad. Well, toddlers will always be playful.
With the way he’s doing, I’m sure he’ll get adjusted just fine to our new humble abode. I’m also glad to see he’s positive towards this big change we’re all embracing as a family.