Thursday, 5 June 2008

Life's a ball

At bedtime yesterday evening (even after he'd been sick for the second time - he has this horrible vomiting bug) my 19 month old son still managed a few smiles. Although his language is still largely undeveloped his sense of humour is encyclopedic.

My husband and I are still amazed at how much our daughter ("Princess") gravitated towards pink and princessydom from the age of about 9 months onwards (without any help from ourselves)...and from the age of 14 months our little boy ("Stand-In Prince") kicked a ball about with abandon. When he found cars he instantly made "brrrumm, brrumm" noises and he now runs to make "toot, toot" sounds every time he hears the train rattle past in the distance. But his ball is still his far and away most favourite object .

So at yesterday's bedtime...Stand-In Prince pointed to his posters and spotted a ball..."baall" he pronounced and smiled at me. He saw an orange on the chart "baall" he said, then he caught sight of something circular and inevitably "baall" came out. He chuckled and then pointed at me: "baall" he opined. (I know I've put on a few pounds after his birth...is he trying to drop me a hint? Aaaggghhh!). I uttered"baall" and pointed to him. Thus the "baall" exchange continued and so we carried on giggling into the early evening light.

4 comments:

Sandi McBride said...

Ah, hope the SIP is all better soon. Nothing sadder than a little one who is sick and can't understand why Mommy can't make EVERYTHING better. Did I say little one, even my grown sons still want their mommy when they are sick...
Sandi

Hadriana said...

Hi Sandi,

Thanks for popping by. Yes he's much better thanks. Your comment cheers me up immensely...you always think that "the little ones" will completely outgrow you. It's nice to feel needed!

Yorkshire Pudding said...

I used to think that personalties were made but having raised two children of our own I now rather think that a large part of who we are emerges despite the environment in which we find ourselves growing.

Hadriana's Treasures said...

Hi YP - That's a really interesting point. So many times I/we wonder where various traits and mannerisms come from (re:little ones) and usually we are amazed! Perhaps it's a split of: 70% personality, 20% environment and 10% genetic!!! It's the genetic stuff which worries me.....