Friday, March 12, 2010

18 months

Something happens to my sweet babies when they turn 18 months. Seriously. I don't know what it is or how to explain it except to say that I have REALLLLYYY good babies. Easy babies, don't cry a lot babies. And then when they turn 18 months, something changes. Maybe it's because they are so easy to begin with that I expect nothing less or just because I am used to it? I don't know if it's the new independence they feel from having been walking for a while or what, but they really start to turn into little devils in most ways.

Don't worry, I love every minute of it (at least Almost every minute!) I think curiosity is important and helps make you smarter...but we deal with A LOT of curiosity around our house these days. The kind of curiosity that leads to dangerous things...

So, case in point: My newest little 18 monther. My sweet, never could do anything wrong, take one look in his eyes and your heart melts little 18 monther. He has started tantrums. And it was really hard because in the beginning I couldn't tell if he was hurt, feelings were hurt, phsically hurt, etc because I had never heard him cry like this before. huge tears down his cheeks, your heart is melting...And I just want to make that sweet little face feel happy again...until I realize it is all a TANTRUM for not getting something he wants. Something thats naughty. Like, say, throwing rocks at some kids and I pick him up and take the rocks away, or say, me closing the pantry door so he can't take garbage out of the garbage can again (which is why the garbage can is in the pantry to beign with, to keep sticky fingers away). So he wants to do some naughty things. I won't let him. And he is forcing this hurtful scream out that still leaves me second guessing as to whether he is really hurt or something, because it is that strong of a scream. but no, it's all tantrum people.

That's how it goes for all my 18 monther boys I guess! :) I am embracing it and trying to laugh and have fun.

So this picture is a few weeks old, when Keaton was on oxygen for RSV, but it was too darn cute not to post! Seriously! Love this kid, no matter how naughty. I mean seriously, look at this face!




And what I would consider to be only minimally naughty and definetly no big deal because I'll take it over many other things...Keaton climbing into a basket full of folded and clean laundry that I was trying to put away. He was trying to take the clothes out of my hands while I was trying to grab them from the basket. And yes, he threw a fit. (he's not throwing a fit in this picture...obviously!) But at least he was cute doing something he's not supposed to...which he usually IS cute when he does something naughty which is why it's so hard to get mad! ;)

So naturally, I grabbed my camera!


That's my boy!

4 comments:

annieareyouok said...
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annieareyouok said...

Hope that doesn't happen to all 18 month olds .... mine will be later this month. I know what you mean though about not being totally sure if they're hurt or just acting out. We were lucky to have good babies, I guess. You're kids are super cute and it sounds like they keep things exciting at your house ;) Great job mama!

beckaboots said...

Yeah, it's pretty much a love/Iwanttowringyourlittleneck relationship all the time huh? haha At least you get the cute pics! :)

the tim gailey home said...

i think it might be the 18 month stage...i thought it was just us but now that you have scripted it, i do see a pattern!...or it could be that keaton thinks folding laundry is a waste of time and he is just trying to help you...