Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Aaron needs to slow down

I know that all of these would have been developing gradually but they feel like overnight developments when I suddenly realize how many there are.

...Shouting numbers randomly in Indonesian whenever he hears us using any numbers. It doesn't matter what language we're speaking or whether we are talking about time, prices or distance. He just starts shouting random Indonesian numbers.

...Wriggling out of my arms and onto the floor so that he can walk independently when we're shopping. He then walks through the aisles touching the clothes and saying "Nice"

...Calling out to various family members and inviting them to play. Taking them by the hand and leading them to the play area of choice. Bringing a book to them to read.

...Telling me "No" when I sit next to him on the Piano. He needs to sit there alone and play it by himself.

I just wanted to share a few here because the list goes on and on and I think only Richard and I enjoy going through all of them in detail, beaming with pride as we review all of Aaron's new antics.

Its just amazing to watch how he learns things and also to marvel at the things he has picked up without being taught. I'm torn between wanting to keep him a baby and helping him to develop into an independent little boy. I know there is nothing I can do to stop him from growing up but sometimes I really wish he would do it a little slower.

8 comments:

number said...

Seems like he has developed a lot when his father is away!

Kellan said...

It is the most amazing time!! I loved the thought of him shouting out those numbers - too cute. Have a good day. Kellan

Jean-Luc Picard said...

Aaron seems to be growing up just right.

Nap Warden said...

I so know what you mean...My Little Man is growning so fast. I'm going to turn around and he's going to be a little boy. Mom's not ready.

MamaGeek said...

This could have been written by me. I so wish mine would be on pause for awhile too.

Serina Hope said...

Girl, I feel you on this. And it NEVER slows down. It is scary.

Bilbo said...

Yes, they do grow up fast. Last weekend, Leya was playing her favorite game, "Tear grandpa's lower lip off." Next time I look, she'll be playing Chopin on the piano. Sigh.

Amanda said...

This seems to be a common 'problem' amongst parents! LOL!

I guess all we can do is really appreciate each day with these sweet kids.