Lincoln, Age 3 1/2
Lincoln has been doing so well at school and learning to string his words together, especially in song, that he is using sentences all the time...including when he is in Time Out.
Yesterday he was put in Time Out for throwing a huge fit over who-knows-what and was made to sit on his TO cushion. Instead of sitting, he sprawls himself down on the tile floor, either on his stomach or back, and fake cries. But after a minute or so of Josh and I ignoring him, I heard a song coming from the TO corner.
**Now let me preface this by telling you that Lincoln picks up songs, phrases, and sayings from movies, t.v. and just about anywhere. But he has a particular fascination with the Backyardigans, a cartoon show on Nick Jr. that has singing animals using their imaginations in different scenarios. His favorite episodes include a Kangaroo (Austin) racing around the world, a Moose (Tyrone) making Samuari Pies, and a Penguin (Pablo), Kangaroo, Moose, and a whatever thing Uniqua is. Maybe she's a bug. **
So, back to Lincoln. I stop to listen to his song as he is lying on his back... He is singing a song from the Racing Day episode where one of the characters is in last place.
Again, as he is sitting in Time Out... "I'm not happy about this...no sir. I'm not happyyyyyyyyy about this." It was just classic! Josh and I had to stifle our laughs.
He really has gotten lots better with his sentences, but I have to drag them out of him alot of the time. He will begin by saying one word of something he wants and I have to say, "I..." then he says, "I want banana please." This is a constant battle. Now that he's getting more vocal, he's also getting more independent. "Lincoln's turn, Lincoln's turn!!!" is a frequent phrase now a days.
I guess that's the price we pay for our kiddo growing up and progressing. And we LOVE it! He's a stinker, but well worth it. He has also adopted the phrase, "I'm a hugger" from Toy Story 3. And he is!!!
"First thing you got to know about me is...I'm a hugger!" Lotso Huggin' Bear