In my last post I described the wonders of my little boy learning; in this post, the wonders he has learned or the experiences currently are not all for my good. My wonderful little boy is growing so quickly and learning so quickly. I love that he is doing so well in life so far and I love watching him learn, but there are a few areas that I was hoping he would skip over, but should have known better, I suppose.
For a while he has not been a fan of pants, which, while during the warmer months, was completely fine. But now, the days are getting chilly and even I am putting on multiple layers, but he just doesn’t want to. He has figured out how to step on the bottom of his pants and “walk” out of them. My mother and I found suspenders and he tears at them. Recently, he figured out how to unclasp the front snaps and take them off, followed by the pants. Now, the new addition is the losing of the diaper. Especially if it is dirty he starts tearing at it to get it off. Though, even a brand new diaper comes with some desperate tearing and effort of trying to get off. I went online (oh the wonders of the Internet) and found a few “tricks” for this horrid time of growing. I am currently trying out the turn the diaper backwards so he can’t get to the front sticky clasps, but that only gives me a little bit of more time due to him pulling at the front until the clasps give way. The suggestion of duct tape is one I am considering, but that sounds like a pain for changing time, especially since he wiggles on the changing table. One I am probably going to look into after we move is either the covers cloth diaper parents use on their young ones. Or, maybe I will just get underwear to put over the diaper that way we can use it later on as well.
Thankfully, we are going to a warmer climate for our move so the No Pants Munchkin can have his way and be less dress than normal. My mother told me that one of the things she did when it was swimming season was to allow us to go butt naked and have a training toilet next to the pool to start training us to listen to our body, but not have to worry too much if we missed a signal. I am thinking my munchkin is still too young to do the potty training bit (he hasn’t even truly walked, yet), but it is definitely something to consider.
Another one of those wonders that is fascinating to watch and yet scares the crud out of me is he is realizing that certain things fit into other things. With moving we have some odd stuff lying around and my son has tried to figure out how to place certain things together. A key to the drawers of my husband’s desk was a fun one to watch him try to figure out. He hasn’t yet, but I know in time he will realize which part goes in. The one that scares me is him pulling out the night-light, which I have between the walk area and the kitchen for when I have to get that late night bottle, and then trying to plug it back in. I keep having to tell him no on that one, but he is so determined (he has my stubborn streak).
I love watching him learn and am so glad I get to be with him during this time. Love you Mister.