When Simon was a teeny tiny, I wondered when you stopped identifying their age in weeks. You don’t really hear anyone say that their baby is 39 weeks old, right? So when would it stop?
3 months, that’s when it stops.
Now, I periodically wonder when you stop identifying their age in months. I’m assuming after 2 years. Definitely by 3. But I wouldn’t know yet, we aren’t there yet.
Where we are though, is on the cusp of a different type of child identification: Baby vs. Toddler.
As Simon approaches the one year mark, people have started to say things like “welcome to having a toddler”, or “aren’t toddlers so much fun?”. But what makes him a toddler? He doesn’t walk yet, he barely talks. He doesn’t wave bye-bye, and he still chews on everything.
That little guy is a Topzy Tumbler (accompanied by orange block). Simon loves them, and this one is his favorite. He’s been on the “Missing Toys” list since Christmas.
Later that night, things got better. Or worse. I guess it depends on your perspective:
Worse, for me. Now I have to clean the whale…well. Better for the whale. Being a water dwelling creature and a bath toy, he probably enjoyed it.
This little tiger must’ve been dropped in the diaper pail, unbeknownst to me. He took a few spins through the washing machine, so at least I can assume he is clean!
Each of these made me laugh, pretty hard. Maybe bbecause it is still the beginning. The beginning of what?
Having a toddler!
I’m pretty sure toddler must mean “able to get into mischief”. No walking, talking, or waving required. It’s fun, crazy, and a little scary to see my baby growing into a little toddler. If nothing else, things are certainly going to be getting a bit more interesting!