Sniffles

Aron has been yucky. He has had a cold that is keeping him snotty and occasionally fevered. Though the other boys have been up and down with similar symptoms it has remained more consistent in Aron. I think that is due to the fact that he’s teething.

The remarkable thing, at least I think it’s remarkable, is that on Sunday when I held a tissue up to his nose he immediately blew his nose. I don’t know when kids are supposed to learn that, but neither of my other boys learned it until much later. They just didn’t get it. Aron is blowing his nose like a pro and it really makes the whole cold thing a lot easier. I’m so impressed.

He is talking a blue streak too. I still can’t really say what all he is trying to get out but he is constant jabber. He expresses himself with feeling and direction and seems to think it’s funny when I respond. He laughs a lot. He cries a lot too but I’ve never seen a little one so eager to laugh. He just giggles at things.

Here is a brief and incomplete list of things he tries to say:
cracker
juice
more
watch this
come here
banana
doggy
bear

He is very good at a few words like:
mommy
daddy
go, go, go
and NO

He makes noise sometimes to just communicate urgency or need. He will point his finger and direct you to what he’s after and when you hold it or acknowledge it he nods with a very serious expression on his face.

He is walking very well. He is almost running. On the smoother more slippery places he is more cautious and high steps a bit to keep himself upright. He is a very determined little guy.

So the wonders of toddler-hood are fully functioning in Aron and we are so blessed to be able to enjoy his discoveries and accomplishments.

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