|Sleeping| Bedtime is still a consistent 8 o'clock, but he usually doesn't fall asleep until 8:30. His usual wake-up time is 7:30 a.m., with a nap from 12:30 to 2:30 or 3 every day. Again, I'm so grateful for all the sacrifices and effort we put into making sure our boy would be a good sleeper. I love putting him down for his nap and him saying "Night night!" when I leave the room. There are never any tears, no fussing or whining. He is a well-rested and happy little boy.
|Eating| Right now Benny Bear is all about hard boiled eggs and grapes. Grapes to the point of annoyance. "Gaape! Gaaape! Pease! Gaaape!" Good grief child, here are some grapes. He continues to eat really well, three meals and one snack a day. Ben still doesn't care for any kind of potato, but that's really the only thing he flat out refuses to eat. He likes to step on and off our scale, and I noticed it said 30.8 pounds the other morning. Big, growing boy!
|Playing| Oh our sweet boy. He has such a shy and introverted nature. I was an incredibly shy child, and so was my husband, so it makes sense that Ben has inherited that in his genes. That, combined with the fact that we aren't big social people, Ben still isn't super comfortable with large groups or strangers. We try and not coddle him, but we also don't force him to interact with strangers when he's scared and traumatize him. My only fear is that he will be crippled by the same shyness I had as a child. So we are working on it, little by little. I've found that Ben really enjoys 'playing' with children who have a similar personality as him.
Ben loves to play independently! He will spend a lot of time driving his Hot Wheels cars around the house, drawing with chalk, pushing his outdoor car in the driveway, looking at books, or doing a puzzle on his own. He also adores his daddy SO much and can barely contain himself when daddy is home. He just wants his daddy to chase, chase, chase him all around the house and tackle and tickle him.
Also, I was cutting his hair myself, but my husband decided I did a bad job (probably true). I don't want to pay someone to do it...anyone have any good advice/youtube tutorials they recommend?
What are your kids up to this month?