Friday, August 21, 2009

Toddlers and Babies

I feel like most people get pressured to have another child by friends or grandparents, but for us, the pressure comes in toddler form. Landon loves babies. When we're out and about he's always pointing out the babies ("BeeBees") and telling them night night (if they're sleeping) or hi or bye, depending on which direction they're going. At his birthday party he was very concerned about his two baby guests and stuck close by, frequently offering to share his snack and pointing them out to the other party goers.

It's transition week at his current daycare and an 11-month-old little girl has moved up to his classroom. She doesn't walk yet and Landon has nominated himself as her protector and guardian. The teachers told me the other kids play around her or ignore her, but Landon is always nearby, handing her his favorite toys or bringing her leaves and other treasures when they're outside. Ms. S said he sits near her on the carpet for reading time and even offered her a few of his stacking cups (the toy he appropriates the minute he gets into the classroom in the morning). He's such a sweetheart- I wonder if this loving attitude will last one day when the BeeBee comes home with him...

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  1. you pregs?

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  2. Very much no. I should probably emphasize the "one day" in the last sentence.

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  3. see, i was focusing on the ellipsis! :D

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  4. Haha, yeah they were meant to capture the unknown of Landon's reaction to a crying, screaming baby that lives in his house and demands attention from his parents.

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  5. I have been getting this form my son since he was Landon's age... and he's 5 now. How does one explain fertility problems to a child? *sigh*

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  6. I too thought this was a subtle way of telling us #2 is on the way!

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  7. he was so cute with emma at his birthday party. he's a gallant little man, he always made sure she had plenty of toys in the baby pool. =)

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  8. Landon is so sweet! You've taught him well :)

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  9. Brian went through this phase at that age, too. Of course every now and then he starts up again. It's normal and super hard to resist. I, for one, am glad I did. You, however, have few excuses except the job. ;-)

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