Sunday, Feb 24 2008 - Watchu Need?
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I was sitting at the computer last night with my mind on the photo book I'm making, and one ear on each child. E was in her vibrating chair, batting at some hanging toys (at 8 weeks. She's brilliant.) Will was running around. E started to indicate discomfort (she generally doesn't cry unless she's hungry - if she's wanting interaction or needs to burp/fart, she squirms and grunts and waves her arms.) She started to do this. Will goes over to her and says, "O, s'okay, Baby Ellen. Watchu need?" Silence. "Okay. My git pasifadu." And he's half way up the stairs before S and I realize it. I divert him to another 'pasifadu' downstairs. "Here-go, Baby Ellen" he says. It was the sweetest thing I've seen. It made me realize how important good modeling by S and I is, because he learned that behavior from watching us.
You know the nursery rhyme "Diddle Diddle Dumpling, My Son John"? Well, it bothers Will INORDINATELY that John has "one shoe off and one shoe on."
He also requests "Yankee Doo-dee" and "Wapping-a-lock" which is "Wee Willie Winkie Runs Through the Town..."
Now I'm sick. My throat hurts more than it ever has in my life. Waaaaa.\