Sleep MUST be achieved tonight, preferably for eight hours this time, as that has yet to be reached all week. And there’s the construction going on bright and early I’m sure (by 7 AM), so this shall have to be a very brief blog (compared to the previous saga).
A few cute Chaos Kids antics to share.
The Tackler for some reason thinks Lil Diva shouldn’t be walking, so he keeps pushing her down (usually not hard, but all it takes is a nudge when she’s off balance and BONK! – or she just gets REALLY REALLY MAD).
So while in timeout from one of these many infractions last night, Lil Diva walks over to her brother (who is laying on his back on the floor) and climbs on top of him. She procedes to bounce on him and then lay fully on top of him, as though trying to eat his belly/chest.
They both found this HYSTERICAL. Catastrophe was avoided by me sitting next to them for when she hit his tickle spot and he tried to buck her off. No photos, but I think I grabbed some videos (there just is no way to share those from the video camera easily…). It was one of those cute moments (amongst the Crashing Chaos) that gives you hope that The Tackler might like his sister.. someday.
Lil Diva loves to make this “Ssss.. Ssss..” noise when she’s excited.. It’s usually followed with pointing at what she’s excited at. Except for the kitty cats which are “Tsstt. Tsst.” And does she love the kitty cats!
Looking through photos just now, I’d forgotten how excited The Tackler was to help feed his sister Cheerios for the first time (alas, the newness has worn off). This was VERY helpful as it allowed me to make her some food and pack lunch for us because she was at FOOD EAT NOW and heaven forbid if food is not constantly shoveled in at that point. This was June 2010…
The Tackler can sound out (and thus read) basic words (like mat, hat, bad, bam, pat, stop, etc etc). He can also spell these types of words by sounding it out, assuming there isn’t something tricky like long vowel sounds (the silent “e” or other odd pronunciations). We had fun spelling words with bath tub letters tonight, showing him how changing out a letter or two alters a word. He picked it up quickly and did well sounding out the new words!
Today Lil Diva used her brother’s “hard hat” to play peek-a-boo with Daddy. She’d hide behind the hat and peek out and then cackle like she was Da Bomb and obviously the most brilliant baby girl in the world for discovering such a perfect use of an accessory.
I’d share more, but I must get to sleep.