A New Leaf

I don’t know what happened to my son between last night and this morning, but it was something good. When my wife got him up and changed his diaper/clothes, he just stayed in his room and quietly played with his kitchen all by himself for the next thirty minutes. He’s never done anything like that before. I kept sneaking halfway up the stairs to check on him, and he was quietly playing with his kitchen. Sometimes he was cleaning it up and sometimes he was pretending to cook stuff. I brought him up a sippy cup of milk and he was drinking it nicely in between cooking some fake pizzas.

For breakfast we had pan fries (southern style hashbrowns, potato cubes, etc) and he was stabbing them all by himself with his fork and blowing on the pieces to cool them down before eating them. He ate the whole plate with no fuss. Then we put him in his stroller and did a bunch of errands that were within walking distance. Bank, post office, drugs store for milk. He was very good and walked a large portion of the way. Now he’s on the floor “reading” his interactive wooden ABC spinner from his Grandma LaRaine.

His Uncle Billy gave us a book of children’s songs (with chords so I can actually play it). Stephen does the following all by himself… He gets up on the bench and uncovers the piano keys. Then he flips through the book, settles on a page, and starts playing and singing. He can’t actually play or sing or read but it’s pretty cute. I’ve been trying to get a video of this for over a week but he’s really shy when you pull the camera out. He knows the difference between me using my iPod for myself and using it to record/photograph him. I’ll figure it out soon enough.

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