January 25, 2012

A Toddler's Perspective

I am starting to think that while being one is quite fun, it is also quite frustrating.

At that age, you understand enough around you to get by and kinda get what people are saying to you, but you can't seem to say anything back to them.

You can point and make general sounds that can sometimes be figured out, but most of the time you're the odd one out. Or, in your opinion, everyone else is the odd ones out.

Bradley is experiencing this firsthand for sure. There are times when I am on top of whatever it is he's trying to tell me and there are other times, like the other day, where he just decides that the best way to express himself in this dire situation called life is to act like a flailing fish. Thankfully, these moments are rare and far between.

While all these new things are happening, I cannot help but wonder what goes through his little mind. He will come up to Jeremy or I and put his hand on our arm and talk to us so seriously.  All we hear is "WAH WAH WAH WAH WAH" (Charlie Brown... anyone?) and so we make up a response that seems to satisfy him. It makes me so excited for the time when he does talk with real words.

In the meantime, though, we get to see a little perspective via our iPhones. B loves to play with them and has figured out how to turn on the camera. So here's a little of his perspective. (All pictures were taken by Bradley.)

And if you happen to have your video button selected on your phone. This could happen:

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