3 months

I hope to someday look back at this blog and use it to jar my memories and I know I will need it. Because right now, I can barely remember our phone number.

What’s been going on . . .
>First tooth lost, some of the 6 year molars coming in, and baby teeth are looking tiny. All good, brushing teeth is a daily struggle but we are getting there. He likes going to the dentist.
>Baby talk regression. Quite a bit of it lately. I googled it, it seems to bug the crap out of many mothers (in addition to being a normal development stage). It doesn’t bug me and if he needs to step back, I’m happy to go along for the ride. Lots of – when I was a baby did I say dah for daddy etc. I get it – transitioning school, teeth coming out, rocking the academics – I’d revert as well. I think at times, we’d all like to be the baby. The good news is that I think he has lots of positive, nurturing baby impressions so that be all right by me.
>Learned to ride his bike without training wheels in May. This took about a week, we were all motivated (some boy teasing got him there faster . . .), he was a happy young man(baby).
>Lots more thoughtful, inquisitive questions e.g., mommy, how do babies get out of momma’s tummies? (I punted but need to google a better response.)
>did a week of camp kipi yapi and he adored it – full of mosquito bites, some color, and just big big fun.
>soccer this year went really well – not so much last year. He had a really nice team – great coaches, he loved it and I was so happy for him.
>temper is starting to be an issue. He gets pissed at me and pissed at himself when he can’t achieve self-defined goals. I think he is our Mayan warrior. He needs to learn to manage this better. He can go to the dark side.

School
Still on a wait list, Cornelia is the community school – I think we’ll really like the school if we end up there.

15 days of Montessori left – gonna break my heart. But he’ll get there.

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