He still isn't really properly crawling, still, he manages to manoeuvre himself around via a combination of wriggling, rolling, moving backwards and turning in circles. He's kind of like a Weeping Angel. If you watch him he doesn't appear to move, but turn away for 5 minutes and when you look back he'll be at the other end of the room, wedged under a piece of furniture.
He even likes getting his photo taken, and smiles for the camera! Small Boy detests being in front of the camera. This is a revelation!
The thing that pisses him off the most, as can see from the photo below, is when you don't give him food RIGHT NOW!!!
It's also lovely to see the relationship between the two boys. Baby Boy is getting to be a bit more "interactive" now, and will laugh at Small Boy's craziness, much to his great delight. They have their moments (and I know that'll get much much worse before it gets better) but they really are pals.
|We were literally going "poos, bums, wee" to make Small Boy smile here! The things you do!|
I loved the idea when I saw it on Tara's blog and so when I was considering what to give Baby Boy for his birthday (because he needs precisely nothing), I thought this would be a nice way to get Small Boy involved. He has really been showing a considerable interest in drawing and colouring recently, and in letter formation, so the timing couldn't have been better.
In another life I would have made the tshirts, but time got away from me, so I ended up buying 2 cheap white tees from Mothercare. Do you know how difficult it is to buy white tshirts for babies? They didn't need to be white, but they did need to be light coloured, and I didn't see any pale solid coloured tees either.
I ordered these pens from Amazon, and they were perfect, with a good range of colours. I got Small Boy to do a couple of practice runs on the "design" first. Sometimes his drawings tend to look a bit, ahem, unintentionally inappropriate. He was dead set on putting Nessie on there because he'd been learning about her at nursery, but I managed to persuade him that the drawing of the 2 boys, plus a rainbow, and a sun was enough. Which is why he has Nessie on his t-shirt. We held off from writing Happy Birthday, as I wanted it to be a tshirt he can wear again.
|Small Boy on the left (in orange), Baby Boy on the right (in red). It makes me so happy.|
|Nessie, in Loch Ness. I spelt the word out and he wrote it. He had some help with the "S"'s, as he struggles with the formation of them.|
|On the back. "A monster".|
|He may be good at a lot of things, but he's rubbish at selling the product!|