Friday, November 20, 2009
Boys, Part 1
Hello. A few weeks ago, I had a regular commenter (hi Stella!) who was amazed that my Littlest is now running around, playing in the leaves. I think a lot of people are under the assumption that the Little Guy is younger than he is. Because time does move very quickly. And he's no longer a plump little baby stuck in one place. He's 20 months now and oh boy, is he on the move.. His default setting seems to be 'run.'
With that cheeky little smile of his, he seems to think he can get away with anything. (He's mostly right!) He's very charming in a totally different way to his older brother. Instead of being hugely open and friendly and chatty like Oldest, Littlest is more cautious and wary. He shows interest in other people then hides. It's a real 'hard-to-get' approach. It works. Everyone wants a smile out of Littlest because he doesn't give them to everyone freely. And of course, he saves all his best smiles for his Mama...
He's at a wonderful age right now. He's trying to assert his own independence but he still runs to me to kiss away his hurts. He's on the edge of speaking, but he's being stubborn and holding on for just a little while longer. There's still so much that he has left to learn and I can see it in his face when he gets something for the first time. After naptimes, he still needs that bit of a cuddle and I love that time with him, him resting on my shoulder, trusting me entirely.