Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Eight things The Boy has learnt





The Boy!

Yes, that's his name on this Blog. See my previous post.

Eight things that The Boy has learnt in the last little while:

1. How to ask a question. You point at something, anything, and say: "Huh-Daa?" And you do it about 50 times in a row, moving your finger in a semi-random way.
2. If you go out in the snow and, in anger, you rip off your gloves, socks, shoes, beanie and protective plastic stroller cover, you'll just get more angry. It's a fact.
3. That if you hold your breath, and tense your neck and hold out your arms with a deep intensity, you are communicating simply: "I want, and I want now..."
4. That every button should be pressed, every lid should come off, every key has a keyhole, every door should be open, every book off it's shelf, and every phone has someone on the end of the line to 'talk to'.
5. That you can easily and meaningfully talk with no syntax, no verb, no subject or object. In fact, no grammar whatsoever. And at this stage in life, no one will correct you. Sweeet.
6. That a smile can cover a multitude of sins. Apologies to the Apostle Peter: 1 Peter 4:8
7. The value of TV early in the morning. [Homer: "See Marge, you knock TV and then it helps you out. I think you owe someone an apology."]
8. How to turn off the TV. ["Good Boy"]

If you read this Blog for the first time, post a message. Let me know that you are here! Or even if you've been here a few times.

Love, Justin.

PS The Pic of The Boy sleeping in the Cot is taken in the middle of the night. It was taken with a flash in the total dark.

9 comments:

chels said...

oh. so. cute.!
so he still loves phones then hey?! haha classic!
Great pics justin - very adorable!
cant believe how much he's grown!

tiddy said...

A few comments:

>2. If you go out in the snow and, in anger, you rip off your gloves, socks, shoes, beanie and protective plastic stroller cover, you'll just get more angry. It's a fact.

I learnt that one the hard way too. uh huh, you betcha...

>5. That you can easily and meaningfully talk with no syntax, no verb, no subject or object. In fact, no grammar whatsoever. And at this stage in life, no one will correct you. Sweeet.

Interestingly, once you reach your teens, people will give up correcting you, and even come to expect it. Once you reach manhood, however, you can often get away with little more occasional grunts.

>PS The Pic of The Boy sleeping in the Cot is taken in the middle of the night. It was taken with a flash in the total dark.

I think I speak for everyone when I say... we're all *very* impressed :-P

The Hair

PS I might keep signing off as that, as I am all of a sudden quite fond of the name. That cool with everyone?

Carly said...

hey!
awesome to hear that you and the family are doing well, thankyou for keeping us updated, its really encouraging.
the pictures are fantastic.
just figured i'd take your advice and boldly state: 'i've been here!'

Justin said...

Chels -- welcome back.

Carly -- thank you for stopping by. I do know more than one Carly. Can I be bold and ask which are you? Carly 'Your so vain' Simons? I suspect not!

Tiddy -- Do tell your 'anger in the snow experience'. And thank you for being impressed. We aim to please.

Scott said...

I really get the feeling that your kids are growing up without me ever really knowing them, then I realised - that's exactly what's happening! Bummer. my boy has also begun cot shinaniggins and can be found at allsorts of angles. Crazy kid. we'll skype soon

Craig Tubman said...

...i still sleep that way.

loved the quote - you know that kinda stuff connects with me.

everytime

shanola
ct

Justin said...

Craig -- Which Quote do you like? Chesterton [next post] or Marge [This post]?

I know which one is Shinola! But I want to check and see if I've got that right?

I presume the Chesteron quote?

Justin.

Liesl said...

Justin, the sleeping photo is hilarious! I love how kids can sleep so deeply - makes me envious. And the blog is looking great.

Justin said...

Welcome Liesl.

My first American reader...

:)

Justin.