Where is the summer going? I can’t believe it’s already August.
Health: He still have a runny/stuffy nose. His bottom canine teeth are coming in and he’s been chewing on everything. Poor guy.
Sleeps: Another great week! He goes down pretty easily (once he tries to get us to read every book on his shelf) and sleeps wonderfully at night. His naps are now about 1.5 hours long – but he’s sleeping great at night so that’s what matters most!
Eats: Cooper helped me cook dinner a few times this week. I use the word “help” loosely because mostly it’s not really help. But that doesn’t matter. He loves feeling helpful, and one of these days his help will actually be helpful. I was making a chicken/veggies/pasta meal for him, and he helped take the chicken from the cutting board and put it in the bowl with the pasta. Then he was mixing it all around with a big spoon. After mixing, he would try and take it all out and put it back on the cutting board. But as soon as it was all made, I asked him if he wanted to eat the pasta that he just made and he got so excited. He took out a bowl and went and sat down at his table. And then when we were making kabobs on Sunday, he wanted to sort all the veggies in bowls. Sure the onions kept getting mixed in with the peppers, but he was having fun. And it was great 🙂
Says: This week he has been saying more two syllable words. Instead of saying “vac” he says “vacuum.” He will tell you when there is a “mess” and then go get the vacuum, or he will try to clean it up with a paper towel. He will bring you something off the floor and say “trash.” He has also been calling me by my first name. Sometimes I’m “mom” and sometimes I’m “Ania.” Kirk is still just “dad.” He also is putting things together more and more. We were looking in a book and I said “Cooper – look at the grass” and he said “dad lawn mower.”
Does: Cooper has an epic tantrum this week. We were playing up in his room, and then I told him we were going to go downstairs for dinner. He wanted to take the box of tissues with him, but I told him that the tissues had to stay upstairs. And that’s when it started. He was crying and screaming for probably 10 minutes. For the first few minutes he wouldn’t listen to anything. And then I sat down next to him and asked if he wanted to sit on my lap. He came and sat on my lap, and continued to cry and try to get control of himself. He was shaking so bad – you could tell he was really scared because his emotions got out of control so quickly. Poor little guy. He finally calmed down and the rest of the night was fine. I know that what I told him he couldn’t do wasn’t a big deal, and really taking the tissues downstairs would have been fine, but I think that would have just taught him that if he throws a big enough tantrum he will get whatever he wants.
Social and Activity: We went to a splash park this weekend. This one is closer to our house and a bit smaller. It’s not as cool as the other one we have been to before, but since it’s smaller it’s much less crowded. Cooper had fun running in and out of the fountains.