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Calvin the Choo Choo

Books.

Church.

Amen.

Jesus.

Poop.

Juice.

Elebunt.

Toes.

What do these words have in common?  They’re particularly interesting to my son, and he’s added them to his vocabulary in the past few days.

I’m interested to learn what he’ll add next.

Also, if he’s asked a yes or no question (unless it pertains to whether or not he’d like some sort of food), his answer is always “No” with a shake of his head for added emphasis.

He’s particularly fond of communicating in sign language in conjunction with verbal communication.  Yet, I think it’s funny that he’ll speak in sign when no one else is around to see or “listen”

Same concept when he’s asked a question.

“Calvin, how old are you?”

Delayed response.  He turns and walks away with his back to everyone.  Slowly, he holds up his index finger.

We’re still working with him to say his name.  When asked his name, he just points to himself.

I was told that young children sometimes have a different name that they call themselves than their given names.  I asked Calvin what he calls himself.

For some reason, he always answers that question with “Choo choo.”

–By Dr. Dolly
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Baby Food Action

Butternut squash is finger-lickin’ good!

Calvin got bored with me feeding him his food with a spoon.  He’d fish it out of his mouth, look at it and palpate it with his fingers, then he’d put it back in his mouth once his obersvation was satisfied.  He did this same routine with ev-e-ry bite.  So, I dumped the entire portion onto his tray and let him have at it.  I knew it’d be a bath-worthy mess to clean up later, but I knew his curiousity would be satisfied and he’d have one heckuva fun time with it.  He even got squash on his eyelashes.

Heck, he even wanted to grab the camera!

Calvin’s first solid food was avocado, and he still loves it!


My son isn’t very happy here, but I was so thrilled that he was eagerly communicating in sign language.  Steve brought him to me right before bedtime for his night time nursing.  Calvin was repeatedly doing the sign for “milk” and fussing that I was taking his picture instead of giving him what he wanted.  I couldn’t resist.  It was just too cute.