Wednesday, November 20, 2013

he's learning!

milo's in that stage of constantly - CONSTANTLY - testing boundaries and trying out defiance, and whining when we tell him no (ok, maybe not 24/7, but sometimes it feels that way).

tonight he's actually been pretty good.  on the way home from daycare, he was humming something, and it sounded familiar, but i couldn't fully place it.

i asked him what he was singing, and he started putting in jumbled lyrics: "...... what you waaaannnt"

and i immediately recognized the Rolling Stones' little ditty that we sing to him all too often when he starts to get upset over not getting his way.

so on the ride home we joyfully sang together "you can't always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you just might find, you get what you need!" and then milo shouts the "yeah" part. and since that's the only part of the song i really know, we sang it again.

i don't know which part made me happier, that he's learning the classics, or that the idea of we don't always get what we want, but we have what we need is getting ingrained into his adorable little head.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

the highlight of my week...

milo was wanting to watch an episode of handy manny, so i made him ask nicely, and then turned the show on for him.

he proceeded to snuggle up next to me on the couch, wiggle his little arm into mine, and very matter-of-factly said to me, "you're my best friend, mom!"

the kid just made my week!