As usual Hayden continues to crack us up on a daily basis so I also needed to go a quick aggregation of some of his new adventures.
When he’s eating he’ll demand that I watch him eat something. Daddy watch me eat this cracker, daddy watch me eat this apple, etc. No idea why, but it’s kind of funny.
Hayden is getting very expressive with his facial features and his hand gestures when he talks. He does this changing the light blub like gesture (vs. Coldplay dancing) with his hand when he’s saying stuff. It feel very philosophical!
He loves going on bike rides right now, even though it’s cold. The other day he even chose a bike ride over playing video games! He still has his training wheels but we’ll work on that in the spring. He likes going really fast and is starting to get a good sense of balance but the use of the brake is still very optional but at least he normally takes his foot off the pedal so when he crashes it had less impact. He has also worked out to head towards the grass if he loses control. He doesn’t really care if he crashes so that also help.
He is getting over apologetic! He’ll say “Oh sorry” about 50 times a day right now and I’ve spotted a couple of themes. Firstly nothing is his fault! If he knocks something over then “oh sorry it wasn’t my fault it just did it all on its own”. Secondly he never meant it. So if we are just correcting him, something simple like can you hand me the yellow pen and he gives me an orange one, “oh sorry, I didn’t mean to.” It’s funny.
The other thing that is new with Hayden is that everything is cool or silly or funny Daddy. I’ll try to give an example conversations. “Daddy I want to eat my cupcake with my eyes closed as wouldn’t that be silly daddy. It would be so funny. And if I did that I might drop it and it would break on the floor and that would be super silly daddy. And maybe the cupcake would have green on it and that would be really cool wouldn’t it daddy.”
I’ve noticed recently that Hayden also has three running styles. One which is full out running. Used for example at a bounce place where he is really excited. Two is the skip. He does this when he is really not that interested inn what he’s doing and generally in la-la land. Three is the shuffle. When he kind of glides across the floor like he is ice skating on tip toes. Generally reserved for when he is really excited about something and is generally accompanied by a giddy expression.