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How rare

Julian's asleep. He's still asleep. I think he's recently entered his third hour of nap. I guess the "ice cream coma" effect is much more powerful on a two year old than, say, his abba-who-has-ten-times-his-mass. Heh.

I've kept busy with post-Shabbat cleaning. I've done two loads of laundry and am running a load of dishes in the dishwasher. I came downstairs to kill time while the drier finished running; now I can run another load in the washer. What can I say? My life is exciting.

Oh, the reason that Julian got ice cream was that he got a haircut, and he did very well. Now I'm waiting for Karen to come home and validate that the haircut looks nice. :)

I guess if Julian's still asleep after I fold this latest load of laundry, there's a living room to clean. If anyone wants to save me (us) from this exciting life, feel free to call. We're not up to anything more exciting than this.

And my drop-down list of icons is missing. Very unusual.

*edit* Okay, once I edited, it appeared. Weird.


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Jan. 23rd, 2006 03:14 am (UTC)
Lj seems awfully glitchy tonight, I'm suprised I managed to make such a large entry on just one try.

I bet Julian has grown a LOT since I saw any pictures of him.


Jan. 23rd, 2006 03:26 am (UTC)
Oops, sorry
My apologies - estherchaya posts the links to her Mac homepage so often, I forget that not everyone reads her journal. The site is http://homepage.mac.com/karen_cohen/Menu25.html - the Julian pages are almost totally current, the others somewhat less so. I also made a custom mood theme for her, with pictures of Julian covering most of the moods. It's nifty, if I do say so myself.

Julian has grown a lot. He's 28 months, but people regularly expect us to tell them that he's three or older, as he's about a meter tall and 16+ kilos. He's a lot more physical than many kids his age, but his speech isn't as clear as a lot of his peers. He's catching up, though - his vocabulary is growing daily (I'm not exaggerating) and he's spending less time mimicking us and more time constructing actual sentences. There are some downsides...he's really wishy-washy right now. For example:

Julian: Abba, I hungry. *whines*
Me: Okay, what would you like to eat?
Julian: Uh...
Me: Crackers?
Julian: No.
Me: Chips?
Julian: No.
Me: Grapes?
Julian: No.
Me: Eggs?
Julian: Eggs! I want eggs.
Me: You're sure? You want eggs?
Julian: No. I want pancakes!
Me: You're sure? You want pancakes?
Julian: No, I want eggs!

The last four or five lines are lather, rinse, repeat for about a minute or two until I give up and tell him to come to me when he can make up his mind. I should post more about his day, but I'll need to reread what I wrote to make sure I got all of it correct.
Jan. 23rd, 2006 03:38 am (UTC)
Third time is the charm
This time all I'm saying is your are lucky Julian doesn't have 'codes' for food and I'm following your link.
Jan. 23rd, 2006 03:50 am (UTC)
Re: Third time is the charm
He does have plenty of mystery moments. He used to say 'banana' just fine, but somewhere along the way it degraded to 'gana' and it took Karen and me a week to figure out what the heck he meant. That's not the only mystery, but he's getting better each day.
Jan. 23rd, 2006 05:33 pm (UTC)
Re: Third time is the charm
He has a few, but I deal with it by picking him up and carrying him around the kitchen saying "show me" until he finds it and points to it. If I just say "show me" and don't pick him up, he points in the general vicinity of the entire kitchen (particularly if it's above his head) which is far less useful.

Like Seth said, banana was actually one of his first, completely clear words. A couple months later, it was "I want gana!" screamed over and over and over and over until I picked him up and walked him around the kitchen. He was able to grasp the banana and hand it to me as if to say, "what are you, dense? THIS is a gana, you idiot!" OH! Banana! Yes!

Poor kid. He's fun, but sometimes he frustrates himself far more than necessary. ;)
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