What is this Adventure?

Full-time Mama & Part-time school social worker in the throes of toddlerhood at its best and worst. In my short tenure as a member of the prestigious Mamahood club, I find the reality of it all to be amazing, exhausting, hilarious, challenging, a blessing, lonely at times, nostalgic, guilt-ridden, and the most wonderful thing that has ever happened to me...all at once. Sit back, read, laugh and cry with me on my adventure!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Tantrums, biting, and cuteness, oh my!

Lions and tigers and bears...and cuteness...have been a part of our lives lately at the Krotser household.

Kieran, while only 14 months, has taken on some of the behaviors of the "terrible two's"....tantrums....

Just on Wednesday of this past week, Kieran decided he would try out a few tantrumming tricks while he was exhausted and ready for bed. He crashed down onto his knees, into a kneeling position, wailing, only to them collapse his head, pitifully, down onto the wood floor.....so sad....and funny....all wrapped into one big tantrum.

He would then move himself to the carpet (a much softer place to bash your head) and repeat.

His poor dad couldn't bare to see him tantrum like this.

I, on the other hand, wanted to video tape.

hm........has working in Special Education given me an especially sick sense of humor?

answer: yes.

Anyway, on to the biting....
Last night, Kieran bit me SOOOO hard while nursing that I thought he may has well have bitten off my nipple completely. He thought it was hilarious. It was. But not really. We ended nursing promptly.

oh man. He bit and then pulled like he was eating taffy for the first time. DANG!

But he is just so cute.....in everything he does....it's almost unbearable.

His new game is to run into his bedroom and wrap himself in the curtain, playing hide and go seek. When he reveals himself and runs to me, I scoop him up in my arms and then quickly release him to do the same game again. This could last for hours. Another favorite hiding spot is behind the door (which we have secured open while he is awake).

Oh, big news, by the way --- one whole week of SLEEPING THROUGH THE NIGHT! TA DA!
14 months later....Elizabeth is sleeping too!
Of course, he now wakes up at 4:30 am.....
I'll count it.


Kieran gets cuter and cuter as he gets more and more active.
His current words are only "doggy" "Salsa" (ah ah) "dada" and "woo woo" but he is also signing a lot more now -- "more" "all done" "thank you" "eat" and newly "water"

Every day with him is a treat....