My Matthew … he is now 20 months old! Where did my baby go? Well, he is not a baby anymore, but I’m still in denial.
Everyday is a challenge! It has become really difficult to control him because he is much persistent and stronger now, with octopus hands and feet! I mean, everytime I grab him, he wiggles and with his octopus hands and feet, he’s quick to grab and cling on whatever he can reach. This especially makes it difficult for me to carry him away from the top of the dining table or from the sink. I have to do it like 50 times a day. And yes, he can climb up to the bathroom sink. He sits there, turns the faucets and loves to see running water, wetting his hands and bottom.
Matthew at the Swing
Photo taken on April 21, 2008 at Yokota AB Playground
Bath time is still his favorite. His second favorite is going to the playground. He can swing by himself now. Whenever he gives me my shoes or sandals, his daddy’s or his, it’s always a clue that he wants to go out and play.
Another favorite is paper. He snacks on paper literally and apparently, he finds paper as good nose stuffing! He has once stuffed paper in his nose. I don’t know how he learned that!
He now knows the concept of ‘hot’. He learned it the hard way, I’m afraid. We were having pizza. While we were waiting for it to cool down, he couldn’t wait, so his daddy prepared littles hot pizza slices in his tray. Matthew grabbed one slice and felt that it’s still hot. Since then he has been repeating ‘hot-hot’ , everytime we are having pizza, when he touches the side of the stove or when the oven is open and he has to move aside.
With his beaming smile he steals the show on TV. He’ll stand on top of the coffee table in front of the TV, covering it, with his arms wide open and a big smile, almost saying “Watch me, I’m cuter than the one in the show!”. And yes, he is cute and more adorable!
He can now talk and sing. The problem is the only statement that’s comprehensible is ‘Bye, see you!’. Sometimes, he even waves and blows kisses after that!
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