Van the Man

What good is it to have a blog if you don't post totally embarrassing information about your children?

Yesterday, Van went to pee pee on the potty for the first time. His reaction? "It's working!!" He was so proud that we had to call his grandparents. Yes, this was monumental.

As for Van, in the past week he has turned from a toddler with a fine vocabulary to a kid with a vivid imagination and a non-stop mouth. He will talk your ear off! What's new? The addition of "why?" in response to all commands. He will also tell you all about "his" house, a fort on our couch that has two imaginary TVs that only show Dinosaur; his friends, which vary from cars to actual people; his favorite things, cookies, pizza, and dinosaurs; what he wants for dinner, corndogs and hamburgers; how to care for a baby dinosaur, a routine of wrapping a stuffed dinosaur up in a blanket and rocking it; his girlfriend, always Reagan; and lastly, what he did that day, usually hanging outside and going down the slide.

He has also taken interest in his baby friends, Anna and Colt. Up till now, his interaction with them has been, "they are babies and they are boring." But this past week, he has taken to making Anna laugh – a combination of funny faces and dance moves – and teaching Colt to crawl, which somewhat worked to get the Coltster on his belly and scooting in a circle.


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