Toren got a new car from some friend’s of ours (for a kid who isn’t supposed to have toys other than blocks, he now has quite a collection of toys). He also likes wearing hats now and borrowed one of Debi’s, which is too big for him. Combine the two and you get our version of Dumb Donald:
Archive for January, 2011
Toren has shown almost no interest in the toilet. But, in good Cragun fashion, we asked him if he’d sit on the training potty if we gave him a book. He said yes. Ergo:
It’s so well-known that Cragun’s like reading on the throne that one of my good friends gave me a book holder that attaches to the toilet tank just to hold my books. Unfortunately, since I don’t read novels any more, I don’t read much on the toilet. Maybe that’s how we’ll get Toren to potty train – give him novels.
Toren’s new daycare brings in a professional photographer every so often to take candid photos of the kids. They then print the best photos and put them on display so you can purchase them. We didn’t think we’d be interested, but we decided to look at the photos anyway just to see. When I stopped by to see Toren’s photo, the photographer initially couldn’t find it. We had to search for a while. And when the photographer finally did, she sheepishly handed it to me and said, “Is this him?”
While most of the other kids had two pictures of them smiling, the only picture there was of Toren was the one above. The best they could manage was a grumpy frown and frumpy hair. We initially decided not to buy it, but on a whim and decided to go ahead and buy it because, well, it’s Toren. Sometimes he’s grumpy and, despite your best efforts, he just wants to be grumpy. So, I bought it.
Another of Toren’s new favorite activities: pulling all the wipes out of the holder and throwing them everywhere:
Toren really hasn’t been that interested in stuffed animals or dolls of any sort. At least, he wasn’t until about a month ago when he, unprompted, picked up his bear, Carol (named after the person who gave it to him) and decided to play with her. He started out wrestling her, then going for a ride with her, then eating with her.
All in all, I’d say it was a good first play date with Carol.