Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Oh, the sweetness of a toddler

Connor can flip flop shockingly fast between screaming over everything and being generally obnoxious, to being just the sweetest little guy on the planet. Yesterday was an overall ROUGH day around here where Connor was concerned. Now that he's in the big boy bed (the toddler bed), and not the crib, he's waking up EARLY. Normally, I'd hear him stir a bit around 6am or 6:30am or so, but he'd settle in and go back to sleep for another hour to an hour and a half. NOW, he stirs a bit THEN GETS UP! And there's nothing I can do about it. As a result, he's Mr. Crankypants by about 10am instead of making until 12:30/1pm or so (the preferred naptime). After he'd screamed yesterday about not wanting his diaper changed, then WANTING his diaper changed, then wanting the toy Jared had, then throwing it down once Jared kindly shared it with him (etc), he suddenly turned very very sweet. I had gotten out a roll of Ritz crackers to pass a few out per kid as a SMALL snack since dinner was running late. Connor spotted me, held out one hand with the other hand pressed up against his chin in his sign for "thank you" (we haven't mastered "please" yet, unprompted, but an early "thank you" works just as well, in my opinion!). I gave him two crackers, and he started to take a bite, then started yelling "ded! ded!" (which as of two days ago, means "Jared"; and sometimes sounds more like "dird"). I handed him another two crackers and the sweet little mister ran right over and gave them to Jared! Then he ran back saying SOMETHING (he obviously hasn't mastered any sort of repeatable version of Emily's name yet), so I gave him another two crackers, which he promptly ran over and gave to Emily. I never told him to pass the crackers out; he just did it. I was so overwhelmed with how sweet he was, I just stood there and sighed and felt my love for this devil/angel child of mine grow all the more. I promptly called his daddy and bragged that our not-even-two-year-old BABY (because I can call him that until he's two) shared with his siblings without even being asked. HOW SWEET IS HE????

I tried to get a good video of him repeating words (especially saying "Jared" because it truly is pretty funny), but Jared kept distracting him, and Connor wasn't cooperating all that well anyway, so I only got a few words recorded:

5 comments:

Betsy said...

I love the kisses!! How sweet! And he is getting much better with the words. WAY TO GO Connor!! And totally sweet about him giving out the crackers.

kimmy said...

What a good little boy! Aren't they sweet?

Kimmy

Kaci said...

That's so cute!!! I love his sweet voice!! And I still call Elly "baby" and she's almost 4. LOL!

Steph said...

So cute! Funny your kids say the same thing mine do after a picture or a video is taken "can I see it"

Jen said...

ok how freakin cute is that?! I love the ear point. LOL! SO CUTE!