Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Gotta hand it to him...

Brock is now 17 months old and is being proactive about distancing himself from "baby" behaviors and graduating to toddler type stuff. These changes include his insisting on sitting up to the table for dinner instead of sitting in his high chair, getting to use utensils instead of his hands, walking with his sisters during family walks rather than riding in the stroller, and - the highlight of this post, refusing a bottle in lieu of drinking from a cup like the bigger kids.

He's become adept enough with a cup that we've had to start using the lock on the water dispenser in the refridgerator. This frustrates him because he'll see his big sisters go fill up, immediately go to fill up his own cup, only to find they've bought into the family plan of locking it to prevent Brock from using it as a shower. The perk is that this strategy put a stop to the large puddles of water we'd find in the kitchen shortly after Brock learned he could get water from the fridge. The unforseen and unintended consequence of this strategy has to do with our shortchanging Brock's ingenuity in solving the problem it created for him - namely, sourcing some water when he's thirsty.... I started to suspect something yesterday... and caught him redhanded tonight.

Here's the moral question for all you parents...... do you stop it early, or hold out so you can get the 2nd to last photo of the series?????? Don't judge me!

4 comments:

Shannan said...

This is hillarious!

Leslie said...

OH ICK!!! At least he'll be building up his immunities. :)

Scooter & Emi said...

OH. MY. GOSH.

!!!!!!!!!!

*LAUGHING*

TheShippenFamily said...

I totally wouldn't stop it early. The photo op is precious.