Getting Older Every Day

August 13, 2007 at 12:30pm By: Mr. Wilson Posted in 625 Elm Street

I swear I can see Robbie grow each and every day. It’s not so much his size that’s changing. He’s still very much a shrimp. Rather, he learns new things and tries new activities all the time. It really is amazing to watch.

One of his firsts this weekend was that he finally tried—and liked!—some new solid foods. He ate several pieces of apple and banana, rather than just their mushed-up versions. Until now, Robert’s gag reflex has been on hyperdrive and it has been all but impossible to get him to try foods with certain textures. (Would you be eager to try new foods if every time you did so, no matter how good it tasted, you horked a little of your lunch into your lap?) I’m crossing my fingers that this may be the start of a new trend.

I taught Robbie to blow kisses. Every kid needs to know how to blow kisses.

The other day Robbie and I walked all the way around the block. That was a big milestone. It took us a while, but by the end those little legs had traveled over a quarter mile without any help from dad. That’s gotta be like 10 miles in toddler distance.

The Missus and I keep mental lists of observations we have made regarding folks’ interactions with Robbie, in particular regarding his adoption. I caught a new one the other evening. I walked around Old Navy while The Missus tried on several outfits. One woman really took a liking to Robbie. At one point she said, “He certainly is a keeper.” I use that phrase all the time, so at first I didn’t think anything of it. Then I realized something: some adoptive parents and adopted children might really take offense at the notion that some kids are “keepers” while others are not. I had never thought about that interpretation until just then. Hmm, I’m going to have to be careful about how I use that phrase in the future.

Oh, one last thing before I go. Yes, Mrs. CU, Robbie and I will be dropping by soon to see you. He looks forward to helpfully pointing out all of the non-baby-proofed items in your house. grin

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Mrs CU August 13, 2007 at 7:59pm

I heard and am REALLY looking forward to seeing Robbie!!!!!  I understand that the Missus won’t be there so that’s a downer.  I’m sure we can find things for Robbie to touch and explore.
See you soon!

beerorkid August 13, 2007 at 9:21pm

Pretty good read there.

Got me all giggly

My brother and I have the gag thing pretty bad.  My bro passed it to his Kid as well.  Might be genetic, sure is for us.  Betting it is just a normal part of being a whippersnapper though.

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