1) Fuzzy's vocabulary is really expanding - reading a book with fold-out characters, he looked at me knowingly. "That's vewee complicated!"
2) Our new neighborhood has a pool club, which houses both a regular pool and a baby pool. Fuzz has been characteristically cautious of the big pool, but his joy when he finally got in was tangible: "MAMA, MAMA, I IN DA BIG POOL!! BECAUSE I A BIG BOY!!"
3) Although Fuzzy is very sensitive to certain things, he is oddly unaffected by others. I avoided reading him The Gingerbread Man fairytale for a long time, thinking he wouldn't like the ending. However, when I finally read to him about the gingerbread man getting eaten, the kid was unmoved: "Oh, dat woman is going to have to make anodder one."
4) While staying with my mom, Fuzzy picked up her habit of saying 'oh god.' Except he says it with her Russian accent and exact intonation: "Oh got!"
5) The other day, Fuzz announced that he wanted to pee standing up. He pulled down his underwear, got ready, and then looked at me with a little confusion. "But Mama, I can't operate my penis."
"What do you mean, you can't operate it?"
"When I operate it, the pee goes there, there, and there," he said pointing all around the toilet. "How do I operate it?"
Kid, if I knew, lots of ladies would want the secret.
6) Fuzzy is getting very good at pretend play. For example, he pretended to be dolphin in the pool. "I have a tail and flippers, and I have one two free fou five dolphin fwiends. We like to splash and make bubbles in the water, and we go on a dolphin caraswheel - we sit on the horses with our tails, and hold on with our flippers."
7) In a triumph for our new dentist, she finally got Fuzzy to start brushing his teeth with real fluorinated toothpaste, like a big boy. He only swallows it about half the time.
3 years ago