Aiden has undergone a lot of changes in the last month. Being a big brother was not an easy transition for him, though he is getting used to it. The tantrums are fewer, though still as loud (I suppose that comes of being 2.5 as well), but bedtimes have settled back into their norm – he may take a while to fall asleep, but he’s not crying out for us constantly. We can live with that. I miss spending more one-on-one time with him, particularly at night, but we try to compensate at other times of the day.
Aiden enjoys talking about “my baby”, who he sometimes remembers to refer to as Damien, and asks to help rock his carseat or push his stroller. These are lovely moments; enough, for now, to erase queries to leave the baby at home or statements such as ‘I no like the baby’. ;)
- Favourite foods include: pizza, hot dogs, cereal bars, cereals of all sorts, yogurt, fennel, radishes, pickles, radish sprouts, chicken
- Can undress himself (pants and shirts), though still doesn’t want to 99% of the time. Hates having his diaper changed or changing out of PJs.
- Is obsessed about trains - books and videos in particular. Loves to browse YouTube for miniature train videos. His train “whoooooho ooooo” is quite authentic sounding now.
- Participated in another family photoshoot
- Loves to compare things as either “like” (the same) or “similar”. Astounds me the kinds of observations he makes.
- Is starting to be less of a neat freak. Will happily play in mud, as long as he can be cleaned soon after, and loves to look for bugs or worms – no spiders, though
- Has started to slur “Mommy” into something more like “Mah-y”
- Uses gibberish sounds and phrases to make up “songs”
- Aiden likes to say: Um, what the heck, you see the ____, Mommy?
- I love to hear Aiden say: You have two boys, ittle bit (little bit), regally (regular)
- Funny phrase of the month: “I have a secret Mommy. A bulldozer.”