Letters to My First Born: 27 Months
This month I think you are starting to get the idea in your mind that you are going to be a big brother. We watched Daniel Tiger’s special new baby week episodes where he awaited the arrival of his new sister and then taught you how to be a big brother. I’m not sure it is sinking in all that well just yet, but sometimes you do rub Mommy’s tummy when she tells you a baby is in there and that you have to be gentle. I try to get excited when I see babies so that you can see that babies are exciting. I have my concerns about you possibly feeling jealous at times when the new baby comes, but I’m hoping and praying I will have the know how so that I’m not the cause of that in any way and that I’m able to deter you from having that feeling as much as possible. You are my first born and will always be. No one else will ever be able to take that place away from you.
So I remember sharing in your 26th month update how well you are able to identify all of your letters and that I started teaching you your numbers. You are able to basically say all of your numbers from 1 to 10. You say them in a cute toddler way of course. Sometimes we catch you counting in your playtime which is so cute. I’ve recently started teaching you 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15. You can just about count from 1-10 on your own. I want to perfect that and your ability to say the alphabet in order on your own, too. I try to do this by singing the ABC song slowly and enunciating the letters when I say it and by counting in order.
We had a potty moment this month. Though I don’t think you are ready just yet, you seem to have moments when you seem to want to go. You often come in the bathroom with me and sit on your potty; with your clothes on, of course. But one day, you came in the bathroom and said “potty,” and you began to try to pull your pants down. I took them off and you sat on the potty for a little bit and then you had to get up for a moment and the next thing I know you peed on the floor. So I think it’s possible that you knew you had to go! That was exciting! But, I have confidence that one day you are just going to tell me you are ready, even if it’s not until you are 3 years old.
By telling you this part, I hope I don’t start crying. I’ve noticed this month things like when you spill something you will run and get a towel and start to try to clean it up. Why does this make Mom cry? Well, it shows me you are getting older and you are imitating what we are doing. Which reminds me, you are very cute about repeating lots of things that we say now. You know who Daddy is and you say his name, but sometimes Mom calls him Honey and you start to say, randomly, in the day “honnneeeyy.” That is pretty cute.
Well that’s all I have to share with you this month. Til’ next month, Harroll.