21 months 4 weeks – Copy Cat Aiden

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Aiden’s big thing (which began earlier but has gotten “more serious”) is copying.

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He just thinks it’s hilarious!

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Although part of me still feels he should be kept away from sweet drinks and all, I did give into some, like the yogurt drink.

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Most of the time we’ll mix it with water 50-50.

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Sometimes he will play copy game with me, but not my stance and all.

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Usually he copies my intonations and sounds.

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He’s actually pretty good at making sounds, like the car sounds “vroom”

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Look at his eyes, you can tell that he is checking Daddie out so he can make his next move!

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He’s not as attached to Mommie when I pick him up after school.

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When I used to pick him up he would want to follow me if I left the room.

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Now he will continue playing.

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I found out that they always wash hands after playing outside.

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So when I pick him up, he would run to the sink, step on the step stool and ask to wash his hands.

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No wonder he started to step on it at home too.

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But in the morning, he is more sticky.

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Another improvement: His hitting behavior has diminished a lot.

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But at school he does randomly get up and roam around, but so do the others.

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He’s got a slight cold that still hasn’t gone away.

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He is also so excited when we give him a pen.  Scribbling is fun!

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The Giordano back pack finally has its use.

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Aiden is at his first “Parent and Me” swim class.

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4 total classes because of the groupon special.

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This will be his first time in the pool without the floatie.

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We both were not quite sure how he would handle it.

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Since I can’t swim, the obvious choice to be in the water with Aiden, is Daddie.

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We made sure that he had breakfast early so he didn’t get an upset stomach.

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Here we found he has an ouchie.  We don’t know when it happened.

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So far all is good in the water, though he always went to sit on the stairs.

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Splash! Splash!

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Pre-water warm out seemed to tire him a bit though.

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But he sure had fun with Daddie!

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Though he was still eager to not be in water for too long.

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Aiden is one of the older toddlers in his group.

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Which explains why his comfort in the water is not as high.

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I saw a mom who sat her son on the edge of the pool deck and asked him to jump in.

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If it was Aiden, he totally would not do it at this time.

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As a third party looking in, I didn’t think Aiden really enjoyed himself.

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Although Daddie said Aiden did better than he predicted.

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Aiden especially liked it when he was lifted up and out of the water.

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In the water he was more tense.

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He seemed to cling on to Daddie most of the time.

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He didn’t like the water in his eyes or ears.

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But it’s good that Daddie is in the water with him, as Daddie can give Aiden support. would project the fear within me since I can’t swim.

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And wonder if what he is feeling is really “painful” or “scary.”

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What I was really surprised about was that they would dip the babies head under the water, even though it’s only for a second.

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Aiden was so tired after class, we went straight home.

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Daddie said the water is acceptable, but my only complaint is the noise level.

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I can’t make out what the instructor is saying, and part of the time Galen can’t either.

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She does want Aiden to practice more at home by him having water on his face more often.

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I thought knocking down the turtle would be the most enjoyable part.

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But he seemed nonchalant about it.

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But he’s not opposed to going back next time, so good first lesson!

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Daddie tried a few different ways to get Aiden to loosen up.

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Like getting him to laugh.

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Like pointing to the other babies nearby.

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Daddie tried to lighten the mood by asking Aiden to wave to Mommie.

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Great way to involve Mommie in the whole process!

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Aiden hasn’t asked to go play his choo choo train often anymore.

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But when he does, he likes to stay in the room for a long time.

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His big thing these days is to add oil to the train.

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So he’s learned to say “入油”

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On weekdays we will listen to G.E.M.

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So he can sing one word here and there…

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When he sings the “whoaaaa” part, he sings it offkey.

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But it drives me crazy because sometimes he won’t let me sing.

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But his memory isn’t good enough to sing songs on his own.

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Then he will repeat the same part again and again or he will just stop.

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Or he likes it when I begin, but part way he will want to do it on his own.

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He still loves to play talking on the phone.

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I guess there have been lots of birthday parties at school because he actually can follow along singing happy birthday.

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Poor guy has been wanting a lot of our attention.

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Doing all these silly things to get our attention.

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He loves to just grab my hand and take me to where he plays.

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Sometimes he is satisfied if I play a little then I can go back to doing work.

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Other times he needs one of us with him.

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So we will try to put other things aside so that at least one of us can spend time with him.

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He definitely feels he runs the show at home!

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He’s changing so fast, when will he decide copying is no fun?

 

 

 



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