Friday, January 04, 2008

Showoff

Just thought I'd be one of those lame moms and announce all of my precious genius' accomplishments as of late...it was that, or give you a step-by-step inventory of the family drama and why I haven't had my New Years' good luck dinner yet (grrrrr...should get it Sunday though, hope that isn't too late)

Anyways, Dylan can (and constantly does):
* Count to 13 (where he just goes "turteen, turteen, turteen.")
* Identify his ABC's (and spell his name, which he won't perform for others often)
* Name the main colors (no ecru or bashful here, but blue, red, green is nice)
* Say "Mama" over. and over. and over. Hi Mama. over. and over. Mama. Mama. Hi Mama.
* Line tons of things up in the straightest lines ever. I've been told numerous times that it is a sign of autism. Thanks to all the optimists, like his life won't be hard enough simply having been born to me and Jason
* Says please and thank you
* Grow his hair super long, as everyone points out (and alludes to a mullet that ain't there)
* Sometimes hits Jason in his junk and makes me laugh and laugh and laugh.

Won't do:
* Potty train (will cure cancer with a poopie diaper)
* Vacuum and mop (and frankly that is why we had him)
* Sit down and eat a meal. He likes things on the go.

Here, have a pic until I come up with something more interesting to post...
2007-12-16 Dylan Ipod 1

Insane lining up of little toy horses on his surfboard:
2007-12-09 Party Horses in a Row 005

16 comments:

Erika said...

I had to laugh when I read this. Don't feel bad, my son lines everything up as well. To the point of compulsive. But I just shrug and say 'it's just a phase'

Lisa Carroll said...

sounds like my world. aren't toddlers fun!?!

Delfina said...

Great picture's. You know after my dad had brain surgery he started line things up. Never did that before.

Brandi said...

He's such a cutie (a smart cutie!). My mother constantly says out of the blue "I don't think Drew is autistic." as if we have had previous conversations to lead otherwise! LOL! And I only wish Drew would line stuff up! She's in the "fling over her shoulder" and "scatter all over the world" stage! LOL!

Heather said...

I love your autistic boy, Bran! He's still adorable, mullet and all! :)

Breana said...

he's cute! love the photo of the horses.

Kache said...

Maybe he's bringing the mullet back. You'll be famous.

shannon said...

you know what they say about mullets... business in the front, party in the back!! cute pics!

The Hulsey Family said...

Yes, welcome to the life of a toddler! And I have TWO of them!

Diana said...

Love the pictures - he is a cutie. I understand where you're coming from with the potty training - my little guy was so lazy it took him until he was almost 4 to get it down! Then he still had to wear goodnights to bed. I think it's a boy thing ;)

Holly said...

Hey girl!! Your little one is doing fabulous!! He is such a cute little doll.. And that smile on his face is to smile about!! His cuteness gives you a reason to smile I am sure!

jennifer said...

blog hopping, saying hi. My son, 6 yrs old, will not just say mom - it's always "Mama? Mama..." too quickly for me to answer the first time. Can drive me batty but how I love that son of mine! - jen

Rita said...

I was going to tell you to update. Then I remembered that you've actually updated more recently than I have.

Rita said...

Oh, and I meant to tell you that Jim's mom asked us once if we thought Jensen was autistic. She didn't speak a word for the longest time and I guess that was her conculsion. Now, you can't get Jensen to be quiet!

Steph Gittins said...

Hi! This is the first time I've checked out your blog (I'm smartcookie44 on Simply Obsessed). My oldest STILL lines everything up, and he's 4 1/2. And he freaks out if his 2 year old brother dares to move anything out of line! I think he's just a little bit OCD like his Grandma (I blame her for everything...) It's convenient! :-)

kgood said...

brandi, my son IS autistic, and when lining up is the only concern you have, I'm PRETTY SURE you just have an orderly child! lol. But it is interesting to see little kids do that, isn't it? With my son it was his cars. over and over and over and over...