Little Man is a month and a half old now. He's started smiling and cooing. Oh... and he is showing a predilection for stubbornness. Which could not possibly originate on our side of the family. Absolutely no stubbornness here. Nuh uh. Nadda.
Oddball is working on weening the daytime feeding. Little Man wants nothing to do with that darned bottle. His preferred method is to wait it out. He scrunches up his face, closes his eyes tightly, spits the rubber nipple out and feigns sleep. Repeat scenario every 20 minutes.
Oddball is equally determined to wait Little Man out. Note the use of the word, "determined." Stubborn did not originate on our side of the family. Just the same, if I had to place a bet, I'd put my money on Oddball. She's such a determined kiddo, it could almost be taken as stubbornness...
We were trying to catch Little Man's smiles on camera the other day. Little Man smiled whenever the camera was not waving around in his face. Did I mention that the little guy is stubborn? But I did catch this photo of three of the girls with him. Gadget, Oddball and Imp smiled for the box waving around in their faces!
"Look, Ma! No hands!"
And Gadget Girl... this kid is a character! Most of her wardrobe is average teen stuff, maybe a little on the quirky side. Y'know... all the stuff parents and grandparents purchase. But when Gadget buys or makes a piece of clothing, it screams originality. Purchases this year have included 6" high boots full of buckles and chains, a straw hat, and a funky dress. She also made a cloak and is working on a corset and a Renaissance-style dress. All of which she will wear together for daily wear... along with her mohawk (which she plans to dye purple and spike for school) and eyebrow ring. Yup. She's an original!
Of course, all this originality comes with a mighty large amount of
stubbornness determined character. I recently lost all hope of ever attaining, "Cool Mom," status by uttering the word, "no," twice in a row. Twice in about 15 minutes, to be precise. I think I dropped below, "Geek Mom," status....
Oh well! Just call me Geekma!