Sean speaks now. A LOT. It’s very freaky. He’s got excellent pronunciation and strings multiple-word sentences with ease. From the everyday “My name’s Sean”. To the excited “Bob the builder’s on TV!”. To the random “I like red plants mummy”.
He also loves to sing. He can actually “sing” the rhyming couplets (or whatever they’re called) to Sing a Song of Sixpence, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Jack and Jill and lots of others.
He’s almost potty trained. Since the start of this year, we’ve started Sean on a potty training routine : Every morning, we take his nappy off and let him run around in the backyard. The boys eat breakfast, play and hang out there for 1-2 hours. In that time he’s 100% successful with the potty. Last week I introduced a 2 hour (nappy-less) afternoon session too, and so far he’s doing great. Only one accident!
He doesn’t drink any milk at bedtime now. He used to have 180mL of soy milk, but we switched him to water (cold turkey!) and he didn’t seem to mind. Since then I’ve been a bit worried about his calcium intake. And I’m now stocking him up with plenty of broccoli, spinach, cheese and yoghurt. He’s an excellent eater.
I believe he has also reached his “Terrible Twos” stage. One day he woke up and started saying NO! to all my requests. Add mood swings, massive tantrums, and irritable aggression.. and you have one grumpy little kid. According to some really useless online calculator, I have 403 days, 12 hours, 13 minutes and 0 seconds until Sean is out of the terrible twos phase. I so needed to know that.