In other news, Aidan has just moved up to a new classroom at daycare and - WOW! - holy brain explosion!! He's been stringing multiple words together more often, identifying shapes, and all sorts of really nifty stuff. We're going through a bit of a sleep difficulty phase - and yes, I say WE because when he's not sleeping no one's sleeping - but I know it'll pass. His little brain is absorbing so much, so fast, that sometimes it can't chill out at night for him to go to sleep. We'll get through it.
He is also such a crackup these days. He loves animal sounds. Last night, Aidan was in his highchair having dinner and I was sitting with him at the table eating mine too. Hubby had just come in from clearing the snow from the driveway. (Yes, it's already here!) I playfully said to hubby as he walked by me and pretended to bump into me, "hey now, no horseplay!" Well, I had NO idea that Aidan was paying attention at all, but just a fraction of a second after I said that, he started doing his best 'neigh!' sound repeatedly and proudly proclaimed, "horse!" I thought I would fall off my chair. I swear, the things they pick up on when you don't think they're paying attention are just mind-boggling.
He's also learned that he can control people's emotions and actions, to a degree. He's figured out how to make people laugh when he wants to. He knows that if someone is sad, a hug will fix it, and he's very good about doling those out when he feels they're warranted. It's so sweet. He has actual friends at school now, and when one of them shows up in the classroom, especially one adorable little one named Lyla, he hollers her name and runs to her. Last month, we saw him tackle-hug little Lily, like something out of a movie. It was the cutest thing I've ever seen, until they fell down and both cried. But still. Super cute.
Of course, along with this realization about controlling people's emotions, he's come to understand that he can also make Mom and Dad upset. He still occasionally hits when he gets mad. We're working on it. It's hard. It'll be nice when his speech catches up with his emotions and he can say "hey, I'm angry" instead of slapping me on the arm.
There are so many things I want to post about, and so few opportunities to do it. I'm still looking for that iPhone app that will just pull the information from my head and post it to Blogger. Any ideas?