Things I learned today:
Nik does too have pincer grasp. He uses it very nicely, especially on zippers.
My sofa cushions unzip easier than I thought they do.
Nik’s feet have grown at a rapid pace. He’s already outgrown the shoes we bought for him in August.
Nik can remove his shoes and socks in 5 seconds flat.
Nik has fairly good aim and a strong arm.
Size 6 1/2 toddler Nike’s hurt when they are flung at the back of your head while driving down the highway.
Nik has grown taller at nearly the same rate his feet are growing.
The door handle at the hairdresser has obviously been moved lower; must be to accommodate all the little old ladies…
It takes 6 adult women to cut one (nearly) four year old’s hair. One to cut, one to hold, and four more to join in the singing and hand clapping which masks the sound of the clippers.
Wheels on the bus is the current song in top rotation on the play list.
My child is a born thespian; he specializes in high drama involving tears and shrieks…at least until the chorus of women begins to sing and clap.
The smile and laughter of one small child, bestowed with kingly benevolence upon his subjects, is enough to make six adult women volunteer to sing and clap for him every time he gets a haircut.
Or, as the Master Card commercials might put it:
One haircut for screaming, writhing toddler $12
Tip for hairdresser and staff who clapped and sang to make toddler stop $8
Smiling, clapping toddler with even haircut…Priceless!