And Then There Were Four

We're creating this blog because it's the cool thing to do when people are having a baby. Just kidding, really we already have a hard enough time keeping up with everyone we want to, and our lives are about to get even more wonderfully busy. We can't wait - and we want you guys to be able to share in it too, so we both plan on reporting on it. Read at your own risk, and hopefully you'll enjoy it!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

The Happiest Boy in the Whole USA

When I was a baby/kid my mom used to call me "the happiest girl in the whole USA." I still clearly remember her singing this to me. I am now handing off my title to my son who really is amazingly happy and social. I guess I'll throw one caveat in...he's the happiest boy in the whole USA (except when it's time to sleep). Ben was in the best mood ever yesterday. He smiled...he laughed....he played.....he even tried to get Brina (the dog) to play with him.
I ventured out with him yesterday to an infant play/learning class in Columbia. We needed a break from house play/working at home so we took a field trip to Gymboree. Ben loved it. Mommy was creeped out by it. Ben thoroughly enjoyed himself. In this class, we were supposed to play with and engage our babies (singing songs to them, clapping their hands, moving their arms and legs, etc). Most of the other babies (ranging from 1 month to 6) stared up adoringly at their mothers and loved the face to face interaction. My child however was rolling from side to side reaching out to the other children trying to get them to interact with him. People must have thought that I'm some awful mother because my kid wouldn't play with me...he just wanted to play with the other babies in the room. This poor 3 month old named Carson got several chubby, slobbery Ben hands in his face throughout the class. Like I said- Ben loved it. I was a bit creeped out...especially when they pulled out the clown puppets.

Ben was exceptionally happy yesterday. He did his high pitched screech most of the day. For those who haven't heard this noise...think of the baby raptors in Jurassic Park. I love that he is already developing this sunny and happy disposition.

Daily he is teaching me important lessons.
"Mommy don't be such a grump"
"Mommy you should learn to play nice with others."
" can't make those peas taste good no matter how hard you try."

That being said.....up at 10, 11:30, 1:30, 4, 6, 7. least he's happy during the day!

1 comment:

Marjorie said...

Too funny! I love reading these --getting my grandma fix :)