A little over a week ago I had a good old dad-rant on this here blog about Little E’s “terrible twos” (click here to read) kicking in. And they’re still here, a few times each day. But it’s about time that I evened up and shared just a few of the reasons why my son is AMAZING!
Little E has been counting to three for quite a while now. He was playing in the bath a few evenings ago when I heard him start counting, “wun, twoo, free” and then he just kept going. “fwaw, fi, sis, seben, ayee, ine, den.” WTF? Not only did he suddenly go from three to ten, he almost learned how to say seven in German. He’s only just turned two!
Yesterday we showed off his new awesome-skill to his grandparents and great grandparents. His Granny asked whether he knew what the numbers meant and I answered that he probably had a vague idea. Little E then picked up a texta and began drawing straight lines on a piece of paper… and counting them as he went! All the way to ten. “Yes Mum. I think he does know what they mean!”
Last night the poor fella was a bit out of sorts, and his temperature was up. This meant that he was pretty restless and woke in tears with every loud noise (I make a lot of noise; being quiet isn’t a family trait with the Hawkinses. Phenom-A-Mum says that my whispering is the same as other people shouting). After a few bouts of me walking too heavily or banging something, and Little E bursting into tears, I had a sudden urge to sneeze (again, not something I do quietly. Nor dryly). It couldn’t be stifled. It came out -“AAAACHHHOOOOOOO!” Phenom-A-Mum and I waited in the ensuing silence for a wail. Instead we heard, “Bwess woo”. And he went back to sleep.The pair of us giggled as quietly as we could.
Little E can sing the entire opening song to the 80’s kids sand animation ‘AEIOU’. We do it as a family. So sad? So acapella AWESOME!
And there is no greater explanation of how amazing my son is, than what happened after he saw me wearing a ninja turtle outfit and ninja-kicking for a photo shoot for my Dad+Nerd craft week (click here to see this old dude thinking he’s young).
He watched me lamely attempt to lift my leg more than two centimetres from the ground as Phenom-A-Mum snapped away with the camera. When we were done, Little E asked for the eye-mask. We tied it on and he suddenly began ninja-kicking all over the garden… and shouting out “Kee-Yah”!
Share why your daughter or son (or plural) is AMAZING!
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