We have a 1-year old. We have a 1-year old. We have a 1-year old!!! It’s still seems a bit surreal. The nights were long, but the year seemed so short.
Our little 1-year old has become quite feisty and finicky. If he detects conversations happening within his vicinity, he begins to babble unabashedly. How dare you keep him away from your conference call / gossip corner / discussion & debate? His opinion counts and he’ll let you know it.
He’ll even let you know when he’s done with his food, milk, his cups, his toys, or his books, because he’ll throw it on the ground with Thor-like flair.
Me: Done with your crackers, Ethan?
Ethan: throws crackers on the ground
Me: All done with your milk?
Ethan: throws bottle from the high-chair
Me: Where is your caterpillar book, Ethan?
Ethan: hurriedly throws any and all books behind couch or hides them in corner
Jordan: Ethan, where’s your tongue?
Ethan: throws pacifier on the ground, sticks out his tongue, bites Jordan on the shoulder
Seriously this kid. Lol.
He’s beginning to get antsy with his play area in the living room. It’s not like we haven’t already cleared out ALL of the furniture and almost every personal possession to make way for this little prince. Even then, we still feel he may need a lot more room to roam. Thus we’re discussing playground sets for the backyard, sandboxes, swing sets, additional kiddie features. Our home is naturally transitioning into one big bounce house. Anyone interested in a playdate at The Luna Fair & Funhouse?
Speaking of antsy, we think he’s ready for some travel! We’re considering a trip to Japan this year. The logistics of traveling with baby are a little intimidating, but something that may prove far more rewarding than the hassle. Families do it all the time, right? We just have to do it!
Maybe a domestic trip would be easy practice. We could take a trip to Texas or Tennessee, stare at all of the beautiful properties and mansionesque homes that we could afford if we moved out of OC…
But then we’d go back home, grateful to live in over-priced Southern California. It would only be through travel that we’d appreciate what we have…the beautiful weather, sunny beaches, mountainscapes, scenery, sunshine, and our charming OC home.
All of the wonderful things I hope our toddler will appreciate in time.