I’m not quite sure what’s happening here, but I’m pretty sure Little Man was only born last week, so how can he be 18 months old already?!
At 18 months, he’s a handful, to say the very least. He is constantly on the go, wreaking havoc wherever he possibly can. He climbs, he opens and closes doors repeatedly (he’s mastered the front door this week, so that now has to stay locked during the day!), he turns the oven and washing machine on at regular intervals during the day, he throws toys and clothes randomly in the kitchen bin so I have to be very vigilant there – I’m certain we’ve lost a few things!, he steals biscuits and any other food he can access, he grabs crayons and chalks and uses them wherever he likes, he thinks standing on the sofa or bed and just slipping off it is hilarious, as I have heart attacks, and he wants to do everything he sees his sister doing (and she’s always been a daredevil, too). So yep, he’s a challenge.
But, in other ways, he’s a dream. He sleeps through well, and has done since he was very young, he’s a very good eater, eating plenty and a good variety, he doesn’t mind his pushchair and will happily stay in it when we’re out and about (Boo always wanted out!), and he’s saying so many words now, and clearly understands lots more. He says Mama, Dada, Nana, his sister’s name, Harry (the dog), hello, bye, yes, no, toys, bear, dumdum, toast, crisps, bapple (I know the ‘b’ is unnecessary, but I do like it being said like that!), baby, choo choo, daisy (for Upsy Daisy), door, shoes, tree, poo poo, wee wee, and he still snorts for Peppa! He also enjoys showing off his repertoire of animal noises – name an animal and he’ll gladly make their sound! He’s always been a cuddly baby, and now that he’s older, he comes over and puts his arms tightly round my neck for proper hugs. And he makes little kissing sounds and purses his lips for a kiss.
So whilst he drives me mad, he also melts my heart. He is absolutely, totally, adorable. I’m still not quite certain how he’s turning 18 months today, though….