Besides my own mother, I'm talking about other mothers who have had sons.
These women have told me that boys just "instinctly" do some boy things.
Well, Luke's fairly young (13 months), so up until recently, I've just noticed mainly baby things about him.
In the last week, however, that has changed.
Luke suddenly just figured out how to move a toy car and make a few car noises. I'm not sure really where he learned it. I truly believe it's instinctive -- again, just like my mother and other women with sons have told me.
He'll just roll that truck right around the living room -- while making some sounds with his mouth. It's really very cute, but I know I'm biased :)
Luke has a fairly heavy dislike of the vacuum cleaner. I've had other mothers tell me their children used to be like that as well. So, I really hope he does outgrow this fear. I try to sneak off and vacuum the bedrooms and hallway when he's contently playing in the living room. But, he always has to follow me back there to see what I'm doing.
Then, it comes -- the C.R.Y.I.N.G. It's one of those truly upset, scared cries that I just can't ignore. So, I end up carrying him while I vacuum. I can't seem to get him distracted long enough to finish my task. And, I can't vacuum the bedrooms and hallway when he's sleeping. He'd wake right up since all of our bedrooms our near each other.
NO -- This is by no means an easy task. He's heavy, and our vacuum cleaner is not one of those sleak new, light-weight ones. I guess I get some extra exercise that way :) Always look at the positive, I guess.
So, even though he absolutely detests the vacuum cleaner, Luke LOVES to watch Marc mow the lawn. Usually Luke is very "squirmy." However, he is fairly still while watching Marc mow.
This evening (Monday), Marc mowed the lawn. While he mowed the frontyard, I pushed Luke in his swing on the porch. That way, Luke could watch Marc from the swing.
When Marc moved to the backyard, I took Luke back to sit on the deck. Here's what he did for most of the backyard mowing.
He was merely watching this....Marc going back and forth across our yard.
After awhile, however, he did start to act silly....with his blanket, of course. We can't go too many places without that thing.
I guess I always need to plan on keeping Luke home while Marc mows -- as opposed to just leaving and going on walks on these nice evenings.
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