Developmental milestones

Hands down the blog topics that I get the most requests for are blogs about my now almost two-year old son.  I’ve not blogged about anything he’s done for about a month so I thought I’d share some of his developmental milestones to catch you up.

We have a side by side refrigerator in our kitchen.  You know the kind, the freezer door on one side and the refrigerator door on the other.  There is a small space between the two doors and two nights ago just before dinner my son took a magnet the size of a business card off the front of the refrigerator and began “swiping” it in the space between the doors.  Each time he “swiped” the card he said “Money, Money”.  It seems my son has been through the Wal-Mart checkout line with his mother a few too many times and the proper use of a debit card is firmly burned into his toddler brain.

My son is now using full sentences.  Like all toddlers, my son has a perpetual runny nose.  One day last week my wife was wrestling him with one arm and had a bulb syringe in the other to suck some of the snot from his nose.  The experience is not pleasant and he doesn’t enjoy any part of it but as soon as she was finished he said “Thank you Momma for getting my boogers”.

My son seems to have become fashion conscious and he’s become very particular about the shoes he wears.   A friend passed down a pair of cowboy boots and now he refuses to wear any other shoes.  If you’ve never seen a child of almost two in nothing but pajamas and cowboy boots, you really are missing out.

My son’s into greetings.  For over an hour one evening last week he turned to me and said “Hi Daddy” and then turned to his mother and said “Hi Momma”.  It was really cute – for the first 15 minutes.

I believe the television secretes some kind of mind numbing drug.  I can turn on Wonder Pets and my son will sit in front of the television unphased by anything in the world around him.  One day last week I stood two feet to his side while he was watching TV, clapped my hands, whistled, shouted and did jumping jacks and to this day I’m convinced he didn’t even know I was in the same zip code let alone same room.

My son loves Lego’s and he received several for Christmas.  His favorite thing to build is a tower, as a matter of fact the only thing he builds is a tower which consists of sticking five square Lego’s together.  I can sit down and build an exact replica of the Taj Mahal but he’s not impressed, the only thing he wants me to build is a tower. 

If you’ve never stepped barefoot on a lego, here’s hoping you never do.  It’s amazing how anything so small can inflict so much pain.  If the government want terrorists to talk they should have them walk barefoot over Lego’s.

About Craig Thompson

I am a young professional with two great sons, and I work in the healthcare setting. I am employed in hospital administration and serve as Chief Operating Officer at Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare in Clinton, Missouri. These are challenging and exciting times in healthcare and my blog will focus on healthcare, raising boys or being raised by boys, and living in mid America.
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5 Responses to Developmental milestones

  1. Dena says:

    Thanks for starting my day with a smile.

  2. Tammy says:

    Gotta love that boy! Thanks for sharing – you make me laugh!

  3. Alexa Thompson says:

    So last night I was reading his bedtime books and he was not listening so I turned off the light and said here’s the deal, 1 book and then night night. He said “no deal mama” .. Serisouly how can he do that when I am trying to be stern and bust our laughing..

  4. Holly says:

    Wait until you’ve invested in a couple thousand dollars in lego’s that he refuses to pick up and the floor is carpeted in lego’s! Won’t take you long to find another home for them lol. Been there, done that!

  5. Kathy says:

    It is amazing how kids love those cowboy boots. My daughter enjoyed wearing her boots with her ballet/princess outfit — another funny sight to see.

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