October 10, 2010
Ollie is now putting two word sentences together. It's only basic stuff, like 'bye bye mama' or 'no ta' but he's learning context and is now now saying 'oh no!' when he drops a toy, spills a drink, or when he sees a mess! I think we may have heard him say it at least a hundred times - this weekend alone.
I am finding that now he's talking, we are laughing more and the happy days are that much happier. He's learned 'parp' and is really trying to use his words and actions when he wants something, 'mama up! down, open, ni-nike (night night)' and his willingness to use his words is making every day that much easier. But we still have trying moments. He's going through a phase of wanting his mama to get him out of bed in the morning (otherwise the day starts very badly - for everyone) and more often than not, he wants mama to do everything, whether it's reading a story or doing bed time. Speaking of which, bed time is not a smooth process at the moment (why not?!) and Ollie's day time sleep is becoming less of a certainty as he is growing into the headstrong little boy he's always been. Some days we can do nothing right.
His toys of the moment are cars, screwdrivers, torches, puzzles, the driving seat of any real car and his Thomas books. I don't much like the Thomas books but he loves them and it's worth sitting through the inane stories to see him so happy. His fascination with books and cars and books about cars is unparalleled and he can't resist walking past a book or his papa's newspaper without opening it and having a flick through the pages (to look for a car no doubt).
The little man will be two years old in a couple of weeks. Two!