Doughboy and Jr. both . . .
· . . . cry to wake us up in the morning. Some days it’s the baby whining that wakes us up at the crack of dawn; other days it’s the dog whining to go outside.
· . . . love to go for walks. Between the two of them, we could walk around the neighborhood all day long.
· . . . walk on all fours. Jr.’s been a bi-ped for a few months now, but before that he was on the same level as Doughboy.
· . . . hide objects. Doughboy’s been known to hide bones and Jr.’s been known to hide the remote, my favorite lip gloss, the keys . . .
· . . . sleep a lot. This was especially true when Jr. was a newborn. Still, he’ll sleep a good 10 hours at night and take a couple good naps during the day. Wish I could!
· . . . pretend not to hear us. We know that they both recognize their names, but sometimes they act like they don’t.
· . . . love and hate taking a bath. Doughboy will run to the bathtub when he hears the water run, but when you put him in, he trembles and whimpers. TJ is the opposite – the minute you get his clothes off for bath time, he runs off. Once he’s in, though, he’s as happy as can be.
· . . . will do a lot for a treat. Maybe you’ve read about how I’ve used treats and “incentives” to end daycare pickup tantrums. Doughboy will also conform into a completely new being when he sees a “Beggin’ Strip.
· . . .eats food off the floor. It’s a race for that fruit snack that fell out of your hand.
· . . . hold no grudges when we suck as parents. Neither have any memory of us totally losing our cool the day before. They are both completely forgiving and loving.