Saturday, March 16, 2013

Papa, GO!

My baby is no longer a baby. He is eighteen months old, talking (sort-of) and figuring out the world. But I forget that most of the time. He will still snuggle me for long periods of time, play with my hair when he hugs me and give me sloppy baby kisses. But sometimes he reminds me that he is becoming a big boy.

My dad came over the other day to pick something up and my oldest was still sleeping. After my youngest gave his Papa some hugs, he went about his business. My dad and I were talking and trading stories when we heard, "Papa! Papa! Go!" from my little one. He had grabbed my oldest son's Thomas Lionel train and set it up on the track. He had lined up the wheels perfectly and was ready to see it move. He ran over to the wall and grabbed the plug. "Papa, in," he said as he handed my dad the plug. My dad plugged it in but Thomas wasn't moving. "You have to have the remote to make it move, love," I told him. I went back to talking to my dad and then I heard the tell tale sounds of Thomas chugging around the track. He had found the remote in the bottom of the train bin, turned it on and started the train around the tracks. "Choo Choo!" he shouted with a big smile on his face.

I had no idea that he knew how to set this train up. He's never done it before. He has only watched my oldest do it. But he is a quiet observer, a sponge, soaking up all that we have to teach him. "I guess we'll have to quit swearing in front of him now," my mom said when I told her the story. Yeah, I guess so.

How do your kids surprise you with their growth and development? What amazing thing have they learned to do lately?

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