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Aiden LOVES ”Finding Nemo”.  It plays practically on a loop all day, every day.  And he likes the sharks.  Every time he sees them, he points and makes a growling sound.  Even when he sees them in his books.

He has a pretty good memory, too, because he knows when the scene with the sharks is coming up.  He starts pointing and growling, even before the sharks show up on the TV.  

And he has a shark shirt.  He points to the logo on his chest and growls.

That makes for our third animal sound.  Dogs go “woo woo” (supposed to be “woof woof”), cats go “awwww”  (supposed to be meow), and now sharks growl.   Next up, giraffes! 


Aiden had an unlucky day on Monday.

First, he got tangled up in some kite string, and it gave him a very nasty cut/burn on the back of his ankles.  He has an amazingly high tolerance for pain, so it doesn’t seem to bother him, but it bothers ME just looking at it.  I really hope it doesn’t scar.

On a walk, he was running (Daddy was chasing him), and he fell forward on the sidewalk.  He caught himself with his hands, but he was going so fast that he nearly flipped completely over, and bumped his forehead on the sidewalk.  He has quite the scratch on his forehead on the left.  It has scabbed over.  I really hope it doesn’t scar.

Finally, we were outside playing around, and daddy was throwing a volleyball around, bouncing it off of the house.  It bounced right into Aiden’s face, knocking his pacifier out.  He didn’t cry much–I think it scared him more than it hurt.  But I feel unbelievably guilty about that.  At least THAT one won’t scar (him, physically–only me, emotionally.)

At least Tuesday was a much safer day.

Cleaning a Rock

Aiden makes sure his rock gets very clean from the water hose.

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Aiden having fun with a bucket of water in our back yard.

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Aiden tries his hand at plumbing, and seeks sponsorship for his web site.

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Aiden having fun in the sprinkler in our front yard.

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In response to Michael Jackson’s “moonwalk”, Aiden does the “mooncrawl”.

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Criminal Mastermind

Aiden has developed some sneaky tendencies lately.  When he does something that he knows is wrong, he will look at you and ‘test’ you to see how you’ll respond.  If you don’t react, he may go ahead and do it anyway. 

Sometimes, he may try to make it seem like he did it for a legitimate reason.  We have a closet in our hallway, and Aiden isn’t really supposed to open that door.  He’ll open the door anyway, then throw his ball inside.  When we come up to close the door, he points to the ball, as if telling us that he is completely innocent,  and is only trying to get his ball.  Sneaky!

They say that lying, while not exactly a desirable characteristic in children, shows a significant amount of mental development.  You have to both know what is right and wrong, purposely decide to do the wrong one, know of the potential consequences, and try to develop a way/story around it.  At least this isn’t lying, but it sure does demonstrate cunning past that of a 16-month-old.


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