Saturday, November 24, 2007

Happy Birthday Anne!

Have a great day Anne. Except it'll be spent helping me put together ThingOne's bed and wardrobe. And what with moving ThingOne into a proper bed it may mean the start of a time of interuppted sleep to come. But still, have a great day!

ThingOne has a message for you too:

Clearly she's being coaxed quite heavily, but the sentiment is there.

For more (better) singing by The ThingOneter, see here. She wanted to go to the pub at 7.30am on a Saturday. Nice upbringing!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Falling asleep at the table

ThingOne was up pretty early this morning, yet at about the time we'd normally take her for a nap she demanded a snack. She'd been ravenous all morning and eating anything we threw at her. We gave her a bit of cake for a snack but she wanted more, so we gave her a banana. As she got to the end of the banana she started 'zoning out' a bit. Soon her eyes started to close a bit. Rather than whisk her off to bed I got my camera out, like any decent parent would. Here's two minutes of ThingOne trying and failing to stay awake at the table. She seems to be fairly drunk.

I'd thought it might be considered rather cruel and unusual to upload the video to YouTube (not that that's ever stopped me before) but in the "related videos" section I found this video of an older kid trying desperately to eat a brownie whilst falling asleep. Worth watching all three minutes of this video, I promise.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Thumbs up!

Thumbs up!, originally uploaded by skenttaylor.

I've been trying for a while now to teach ThingOne to do "Thumbs Up" and she's finally got it, and seems very pleased about it. Now when I leave for work in the morning she stands with her mum at the window like this.

She's very interested in robots at the moment, and I'm trying to get her to walk like one and say "I...AM...A...RO...BOT". She'll get there...

Being a parent is very rewarding, and I like to impart my wisdom and skills to ThingOne.