Tag Archives: toddler

numbers

I found out over the weekend that Jonah has a skill that I had no knowledge of. I will take the credit for helping him learn his shapes and his colors, both of which he knows pretty well, but I’ll have to give the credit to my parents and Jonah’s “Scout phone” for this one. Apparently Jonah knows his numbers. Well, up through ten. Including zero! I tried to get a video of him showing off this skill, but he was not being the most cooperative. I got him pointing out a few, though. It’s blowing my mind.

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picky eater

I know that toddlers are notoriously picky eaters.  But, since I’m a parent, I have to think that my kid is different and there must be something terribly wrong with him.  Not really, but you know what I mean.  Parents do that.

It seems like Jonah lives on string cheese and bananas.  He won’t eat things he used to love, like cottage cheese, pizza, or tomatoes.  The biggest problem is that he won’t even try things.  Sometimes, if I can trick him, he will taste something and realize he likes it and eat the whole thing.  But it’s hard to trick him.

The thing that makes everything worse is that he really should be better at feeding himself by now, but since he won’t willingly eat most stuff, I have to feed it to him.  Otherwise he’ll just push it away.  That means he doesn’t get much practice at all using a spoon.  I mean, he can sort of feed himself, but not very well.

Do any parents have any advice dealing with picky-eating toddlers?  I just worry about the lack of variety he’s getting, and the fact that some days he barely seems to eat at all.  Am I completely over-reacting?  Should I just leave him alone and let him eat the same 3 foods over and over?

Of course, he wanted to hold the apple all by himself, as if to prove this whole post wrong.

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hug

I decided to take a nap with Jonah the other day because he had woken up at 5:15 that morning, and we were both exhausted.  At one point during the nap, he woke up, reached his arms out, and said “uuuhhhhh” (that’s Jonah for “hug”), and then cuddled right up next to me after he got his hug and went back to sleep.

That, my friends, is why you become a parent.

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guitar

Totally going to be a musician when he grows up.

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stickers

Sometimes, when you’re a parent, you walk around like this:


Also, I want you to notice how neatly lined-up the stickers are, and how he grouped them by shape.  My kid is a genius.

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a photo

I have about 10 minutes before Jonah gets back from visiting his grandparents, so really quickly I wanted to share a picture of him being sweet and cuddling after nap time yesterday.  Over the past few days he’s been in a great mood the majority of the time.  I’m hoping this is what it’ll be like all the time after he’s done teething!

I do have a post I want to write about Jonah’s eating habits, but I don’t have time now (but long story short: he’s a typical picky toddler who never wants to eat, and of course that worries me).  Hopefully I can really get to it this weekend!

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reading

“Hi, mom!  I’m going to read some books, okay?”

 

“Maybe I’ll look at this one…”

 

(I can’t get any privacy around here.)

 

(Maybe if I turn this way…)

 

“Okay, seriously, mom!  I’m trying to concentrate!”

The end.

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