This has been a big week of accomplishments in our household. N started standing (without holding on to anything) for up to 10 seconds at a time. He also started waving. J finally learned how to pedal his tricycle and is now cruising pretty well on it. He also successfully played his first computer game. B found a great Sesame Street website. So far this one is J's favorite. It's all very exciting!
J has also been into the Christmas Eve on Sesame Street video he checked out from the library. It's old school Sesame Street (back when Maria was with David, before she married Luis). Anyway, J loves Sesame Street movies that have ALL the characters and this one definitely qualifies. In the movie, Oscar the Grouch is antagonizing Big Bird and says to him, "Ding Dong, You're Wrong!" J thought this was hilarious and kept walking around the house saying,"Ding Dong, You're Wrong." I was concerned that J would say this to one of his friends and hurt someone's feelings so I talked to him about how it was not a nice thing to say. I explained that Oscar was a Grouch and that he didn't always say nice things. J didn't really understand what a grouch was so I told him--"You know how mommy gets grumpy sometimes. Well, a grouch is grumpy all the time." That seemed to make sense to him. Anyway, yesterday J was riding his tricycle and playing with the bell. Each time he rang the bell, he would say, "Ding Dong, You're Right!" It was really adorable.