Independence day

By kenny friedman on Monday, July 26, 2010

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There once was a little boy who was very independent from day one. When he was strapped in a stroller he would find a Houdini-esque way to extricate himself from it. So the stroller was only used for a little while.

When he was between 2 and 3 years-old he was walking in a parking lot with his mom. He started to run from the car his mom said she needed to hold his hand while he walked. He asked why and his mom replied that it's only safe if someone is holding his hand.

So he grabbed his own hand and started walking away. Then he said "I hold my hand."

That boy was me...

Cut to 35 plus years later and I have a son who got that independence gene. One that I believe may lead to pain-in-the-ass-itis.

Early on he started holding his own bottle. Then when he's done he chucks the bottle as far as he can.

The floor bed is helping him become independent because when he wakes up he rolls and/or scoot-crawls across the room to grab a toy and start playing. Oh and didn't you notice the scoot-crawl part...he's 6 months and already crawling...

But one of the times he's most independent is when we're feeding him...or I should say when he's feeding himself.

We're allowed to bring the spoon to his mouth but more often than not he needs to be the one getting the spoon to it's final destination.

This video is from July 4 when we fed him for the first, second time...we started a few weeks before but he wasn't having it then.



The point of this story without a point (but with a video) is that even though Miloh looks nothing like me (except the hairline and earlobes) he's got my personality...which means he'll be a pain in the ass as he grows older.



8 comments:

  1. miloh is a savage beast! he loves his food, that was awesome!

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  2. Do we start calling Miloh PITA now?

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  3. he would totally gum down that entire spoon if you let him!

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  4. he is so much like his daddy and I think it's great!

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  5. this is awesome, what a great little man you are raising!

    'i hold my hand.' - that is friggen hilarious. that is exactly something my two year old daughter would say/do.

    i love it.

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  6. That is fantastic! I have an almost three month old that sucks his 6oz bottles down in about 10 minutes on the SLOWEST nipple possible. I can't wait to see how he reacts to food!! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Here's the not so funny thing about this post. As with all my milestone posts it seems like Miloh reads them and then rebels. Now he won't eat.

    Actually he's more like me than we thought.

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  8. this is awesome, what a great little man you are raising!

    'i hold my hand.' - that is friggen hilarious. that is exactly something my two year old daughter would say/do.

    i love it.

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