Thursday, January 28, 2010

Things Will Loves

He loves to sing.

He loves to dance.

He loves "choo choos" and airplanes.

He loves grilled cheese, blueberries, strawberries, rice ("wice!"), pancakes, cheesy scrambled eggs, cinnamon toast ("totes"), Cheerios ("o's"), animal crackers (and he gets them himself out of the pantry), dried mangoes, and "hot coco" - which is warmed milk with a small amount of chocolate instant breakfast in it.

He loves using a fork.

He loves wearing Daddy's clothes.

He loves giving the puppies a kiss and hug.

He loves saying "Awwwww" when he does it.

He loves to play with M when he gets home from work.

He loves wearing his boots.

He loves going to the park to play.

He loves Elmo.

He loves brushing his teeth.

He loves combing his hair.

He loves it when we take a tubby together.

He loves picking stories at bedtime.

He loves his stuffed Lightening McQueen.

It's honestly hard to think of anything that he doesn't like.

I love him.


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Elise said...

Katie, please share how you got Will to *like* brushing his teeth! My Will thinks it's a form of torture! The only thing that helps a little is laughing/singing while we do it. But even then it can be a huge struggle. We've been brushing since his first tooth appeared (around 10 months) so you'd think by now (14 mos) he'd be used to it. Any tips would be much appreciated. Thanks!

Katie said...


Oh, gosh, I don't know. Our pediatrician once commented that Will seems very easy-going when it comes to "personal-space" issues. Things like taking medicine, having his nails clipped, etc., do not seem to bother him. I think that's more than half the battle right there.

As for the teeth brushing, he LOVES Elmo, and I got him the Elmo toothbrust/paste set (at for $3, I think) and I always say (in an Elmo-type voice) "Open your mouth, please, Elmo wants to brush your teeth!" Then I brush for him and then he gets to finish the job himself while I brush my own teeth.

We also started "brushing" with those finger brushes at 4 months old (he got his first tooth then) and have just continued with it.

Sometimes, I will just let him play with the toothbrush and a little bit of water in his high chair after meals, too. I think a little brushing gets done? :)

But mostly, I think it's that some kids hate having their personal space invaded and I am not sure there is much you can do about that!

Hope that helps a little?

Beth said...

Yeah! Isn't this age great?! (it just keeps getting better and better, no?!)

Did you see this?

I think that was the stroller you were talking about (er...drooling over! me too!) recently. If that link doesn't work for some reason, go to and she'll have it posted there.

Happy Thursday!

Katie said...

Thanks for the tip!

I am actually *lusting* over the Baby Jogger City Select:

But I will have to check this out to see if it's the same thing. I'm not picky about the name, I just want a good double!

AFM said...

Just beautiful.

Danifred said...

It's just so, so, very sweet!

Ms. J said...

I love that he loves brushing his teeth - soooo good, and helps with the all-important habit!

BTW, check back to the comments on my blog, where I respond to Bluebird, as you had the same concern, and I wanted you both to know how seriously I take this, too.

Red said...

Oh, isn't it the best age! Glad he is pretty easy going. So is Champ. As long as you tell him why you are doing something and talk with him through it, he is pretty happy to go along with it (even brushing teeth we talk about all the foods he ate that day and we brush them away). My husband is easy going, but I am not! Champ takes after his Daddy, but I am worried I'll get one like me and get paid back big time!

Elise said...

I think you're right about it being a personal space issue. Clipping Will's nails is a family affair - my husband provides distraction while I clip as fast as I can! Sometimes I can only finish one hand before the meltdown starts. I am going to try the Elmo brush & paste set - I think he'll like that. Thanks!