I just thought I'd vent all the things I'm SUPER proud of that my 14 month old is so clever and can do some pretty incredible things! But I cant let on to him that I'm so proud because I wish he wouldn't do them!!!
*Firstly, he climbs! He'll get a chair, push it up to the table, climb onto the chair and then up onto the table and then shout and beam with proud. How flipping clever is it that I have to keep the chairs on the oposite side of the room, he'll push the chairs over to climb onto the table. We now have to keep out dining chairs in the spare room, because he's so persistant!
*Turning off/on the television and the dish washer, lights, bedside lamps, and fan. He's obsessed with buttons, but he's worked out which ones do stuff - like turning the fan on is his favourite activity in mummy and daddys room!
*Taking off his own nappy - hmmmm...not cool bubba!
*Escaping from 5 point safety harnesses
*Climbing into the bath.... Theres a step up from the barrier around the base of the shower, he's been trying to do this since he was 10 months old, and he's finally tall enough to throw his leg over and climb into the bath...
*he's WORKING on the zippers to the nappy bag now... he's fluked it once and gotten the bag open wide enough to reach inside and pull things out, its just a matter of time before he works it out completely.
*He responds to the television now. I was watching Oprah and Oprah clapped her hands and says "yay" about something and bubba clapped his hands and said "yay" - awesome! Actually, thats something I'm just proud of in general, though its not ideal that he's watching telly and understanding because now I have to really be aware of the content of things I have on around him.
*He's started playing hide and seek with me, completely autonomously - he'll run off (at home, or in a shopping centre, doesn't worry him) and hide, like just around the corner, and when I find him he'll laugh and run away again. At home I'll here him pad down the hallway really fast laughing and then a door slam.... .... and then I have to work out WHICH door he's found open and shut himself in a room. (because he can somehow tell from the living room if I've accidently left a door 1cm open, just enough to get it open)
I'm super proud of him! He's awesome that he has the gross motor and fine motor skills to pull off these things, also the cognative skills, the problem solving! He's also got great social skills - but he follows random people at the park gotta love that..... Its great....
I just have a feeling this boy will be smarter than me before too long!
Share yours. At any age. I'm sure we have some precoious 4 year olds out there too!
I think he's forgotten he's only 14 months old!!!! I think he behaves more like an 18month+