I don’t even know where to begin with this month. So. Much. Change. Caleb moved from nursery to big-boy room, made huge potty training progress and visited his preschool for the first time. Every transition has gone more smoothly than I could have predicted.
Not only did this month bring all those major milestones, but we saw a distinct shift in how well he comprehends our conversations (the days of talking freely in front of him are almost over!) and the kinds of inferences he’s able to make, even if we don’t say something directly. For instance we told him something was “just to look at, not touch” He nodded knowingly and said, “It just a decoration”. Um, wow…definitely not a connection he would have made last month.
We’re also getting close to “why” stage. For every new song that comes on we’re asked, “What this song about?” Or I walk into the living-room to find him holding a book saying, “Lets see what happening in dis book.” Oh and of course, his new favorite phrase, “How that happen?”
We’ve had our suspicions, but as of this month, it seems our son has definitely decided on being a lefty. He’ll still try to use his right hand from time to time, but he is definitely more masterful at eating, drawing and “writing” with his left. We’re both righty’s so I must admit, I’m kind of excited he’ll have his pre-k teacher helping him learn to write too!
For fun this month, we played in the snow. You read that correctly. I’m pretty sure we received more snow this month than the rest of winter combined. It drizzled snow almost everyday and we got 3 good coatings on top of that. Despite the temptation to become grumpy northerners as we wait for spring to arrive, we did our best to enjoy it anyway, much to Caleb’s delight.
March Snow #1:
March Snow #2
March Snow #3
Oh, and during all this cold weather, Caleb’s need a haircut…of course. So one “warm” day, when it was 45 and sunny, I took him out on the back porch and gave him the quickest trim of our lives. He looked much more grown up afterwards, although when it dried, my haste did become a bit more evident. He didn’t seem to mind the cold at all and thought playing with his playdough outside was great fun. These are some “after” pictures once we were back in the warm house!