Jude turned 20 months old last week.
It’s kind of funny, but one of the games Jude likes to play with us is to pretend to be a baby. He will sit in Toby’s chair, have us put a blanket on him and rock him while he pretend sleeps.
Despite this babyish behavior, Jude has been growing up all too fast in other ways. A few months ago we incorporated the potty as part of his everyday routine. Before bath time he sits and goes pee. He’s mastered peeing on the potty but we have yet to get him to do a poo. He gets the whole concept but is still more comfortable using his diaper. I’ve read this is very normal and can take some time. I’m in no really hurry at the moment to get him out of diapers 100% but happy to see he is interested in the whole thing.
Jude’s vocabulary continues to grow each day. He gets such a kick out of asking for stuff. He often just walks into the kitchen and says ‘food’ over and over. He’s also started saying ‘umm’ when he is considering which option to take. He is beginning to put together two words as well like ‘baby bath’, ‘more please’, etc. His favorite words to say are hands down ‘apple’ and ‘謝謝’（Chinese for ‘thank you’).
Towards the beginning of the month he decided to kick his Fisher Price seahorse out of the crib. This is another sign he’s growing up as it’s been in the crib with him since he was only three months old. I kept trying to put it back in but he would immediately throw him out again!
Our big boy has also started to refuse his booster seat and instead want to sit on a chair. I am happy to let him as he can now climb in and out of the chair on his own. He also knows that he has to sit in the chair and if he’s caught standing, into time-out he goes.
Early in the month I took him to get a haircut at the cool place with cars for him to sit in. Half way through the haircut he decided he was ‘done’ and wanted ‘down’ and started shouting ‘done down’ over and over. I had to hold him down on my lap while he kicked and screamed the rest of the cut! He ended up with a jagged haircut! I can now see why so many toddler boys have long hair as I can’t imagine going back!!!
Speaking of bad behavior – we still get our daily dose of tantrums and it’s still so hard when both of them are crying at once. But some of Jude’s tantrums are sooo funny – like the time I asked him if he wanted apple crumble and he collapsed on the floor and started crying because it didn’t look like an apple! Of course, when he calmed down and ate it he loved it!