Saturday, November 8, 2008

One Little Monkey

A few days ago I entered Gareth's bedroom after his nap to the sight of him jumping on his bed. Apparently he suddenly discovered that if he holds onto the sides of the crib he can get some good air and a great bounce. He thinks this new discovery is the most fun ever. Except when he occasionally bangs his head (just like in the nursery rhyme!) against the opposite crib rails. But it sure doesn't stop him from jumping some more.

I've taught Gareth how to give kisses. I'm attempting to get him to give kisses instead of biting (thankfully he only bites me and soft toys, but I wish he wouldn't bite at all). He seemed willing enough to give kisses while I was teaching him, but ever since the lesson he absolutely refuses to give kisses. If I ask for them he grins, shakes his head, and emphatically says, "No!". I knew the day would come when he would be "too old" for kisses, but I didn't think it would come quite so soon.


Michaela said...

Awesome. I wish I could have a crib to jump on! But I'm sad he's not giving kisses... hopefully he'll grow back into them by the next time I see him!

Susan said...

I hope he grows back into the kisses, too. Toddler kisses are so cute. My nephew James went through a French phase where he would kiss you on both cheeks EVERY time.

Erin said...

That's awesome. I haven't totally given up yet, so hopefully one of these days he'll surprise me.