…is a snuggler
…loves to jump up and down
…bursts into song at the table, in the car, in his crib (when he’s supposed to be sleeping!)
…tells me what he’s drawing at the chalkboard
…knows his colors, even ones like pink, gray, and brown!
…can peel stickers off the sheet by himself!
…says, “Mommy, watch! watch!” proud of his ability to line up blocks, make a circle, or complete a puzzle
…knows when I am sad, and peers in my face earnestly to see if I am pretending or really sad
…knows what pretending means
…can spell his name
…counts from 1 to 10 (sometimes more!)
…knows Mommy likes to sleep in on Saturdays, but loves to run on pounding feet into the room and shout, “Mommy, WAKE UP!” (then leans his head on the mattress and grins at me!)
…can tell me the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, starting with “Pop! Sun came up!” through “…beautiful butterfly!”
…recites “Whooo Aaaare Youuuu!” from the Caterpillar in Alice in Wonderland
…tells me what he wants for breakfast (it’s always applesauce)
…still gazes into my eyes while I sing him lullabies
…asks for Coco Milk (coconut milk)
…tells stories about his blocks, trucks, stuffed animals
He’s not even 26-months-old, and suddenly his world is expanding at an exponential rate! And, constantly amazed, my mama’s heart is just trying to keep up!
How do your children amaze you?