Mini Me… 20, August 2010Posted by babychaos in baby stuff, Mini Me, Mom, Mum, toddlers.
Mini-me has been a delight today, great fun. He’s also at a very interesting stage in his development, mainly because it’s so fast.
This morning I was hoovering the kitchen. Mini me followed me closely, vigorously polishing each area of floor I’d just hoovered with a pair of tea towels, yes they were clean today, no they’re not any more!
Later he trots through from the hall where he’s been playing trains and excitedly shouts.
“Is it?” I say and I get a reply of prolongued burbling which is clearly “yes”.
We go through but there’s nothing on the mat.
“Oh,” I say, “there’s no post. Did you hear something else and think it was the letter box going?”
“No, Muggy, I put it away.” he says pointing to a neat pile of post on the shelf in the place where his father always leaves it.
“Fucking hell!” I think. “Well done!” I say.
I have to confess I was pretty impressed. The pile was really, extremely neat. Give it a year or two and I can see I will have husband AND son-shaped filofaxes.
A two edged sword, perhaps… hmm
This evening I popped out to get his pudding (a fig off the tree) leaving him in the care of his dad, but dad nodded off and within minutes I heard footsteps and a small figure gleefully ran to my aid. Shouting that he’d come to help me pick figs. We did just that and then sat on the wall and ate them. He is getting the concept of behind, beneath and above now. Abstract, all very intriguing…