Grow, baby, grow

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Today, Wito turns 19 months old, and we are celebrating with a wicked physical and mental growth spurt. Today's evidence (in chronological order):

1. Wakes up one full hour early. Literally SHOUTS the alphabet from his crib, A through Z, not missing a beat. I bury my head under the pillow.

2. When no one has entered his lair, he begins to verbally assault random objects around the room, "OH NO, WHITE BALLOON!" , "NOOOOO, PURPLE CAT!", "WANT RED PEN!" I sit up, rubbing my eyes and cursing his early morning neural circuitry .

3. The minute my husband picks him up out of the crib, he yells, "DOWN!", runs into the kitchen, his little feet pounding the wood floors, requesting "BILK!" (milk) and "O's!" (Cheerios). Shovels 1,230 Cheerios into his mouth, while yelling "MMMMM!" Guzzles 8 ounces of milk. Wants a banana. A waffle too. Wants 2,000 more Cheerios. I hover by, waiting to break out my Heimlich skills at any moment.

4. After the kitchen debacle, while dressing him for the day, I notice his pants are 1/2-inch shorter than last week. What in the hell, people?

5. As I pick him up from changing table, his legs start spinning, much like Scooby Doo, in preparation to burn some serious pavement. He continues to run laps around the house while I type my daily ParentDish posts.

6. Finishing up, I look at the clock and it's 7:09am. 7:09 AM, PEOPLE. It's going to be a long day.

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AdviceMama Says:
Start by teaching him that it is safe to do so.