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Patrick at months 28, 29, 30

We are definitely in the midst of the terrible twos with Patrick. He wants to do everything himself. He wants to sit on the toilet to do wee wees, but without the baby seat (is developing excellent upper arm strength!) Wants to flush the toilet, wash his hands himself. And his language is a glorious mix of english and German

Ich flush it
Ich washy hands
Me fall over

His pronounciation is a little confused.
Markus comes out as Mar-tus
Finished! ie Pinished or Tinished

And today we had the following conversation:
Where's teddy?
Teddy's asleep.
Wake teddy up!

He can count to ten and beyond and knows most of his colours inc purple! He pokes and pushes Markus, drives him to distraction, then says "Sorry Markus! Kiss?" with a little dimple that melts your heart. If he kisses you, he will grab your face, get you square on, then give you an open mouthed, very sloppy kiss, which only a mother could love (and in fact this one doesn't!!)

He adores swimming and another favourite phrase is "Plash in the water!" "watch watach! Plash in the water"
He "dives" in the three inches of bath water, and left to his own devices, will "dive" ie launch himself off the sofa. He stands up on the kitchen bar stools, and will jump off anything.

"No jumping!" giggle, then launches himself off the sofa again. Not surprising, I have aged at least 5 years in the last 3 months. And we have had one emergency trip to the doctor, when he fell of the sofa into the radiator :-(
He is loveable rascal, full of mischief, and you can't take your eyes off him for a second....
At times he will literally jump up and down on the spot for joy. Wish we could bottle that energy and amazing toddler laugh!

We had several months of bedtime battles - wanted to sleep in our bed, wouldn't stay in his bed. The other night, he was awake and fighting sleep from 0130 to 0500 and not surprisingly didn't want to get up in the morning. Neither did I. He is very attached to his dummy, which he is now only allowed for sleeping, but will sneak it out when we're not looking. He also has a teddy and a grubby blue cushion, which go everywhere with him. When tired, he will find teddy and pillow, and just curl up on the floor for a little nap!

month 28 month 29 month 30

I don't think he's changed much - camera shy at 1 month and at 30 months!!
month 30 (4) month 30 (3)

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