Monday, October 11, 2010

The baby has left the nest

It's official, the small one has taken flight. He started school more than a month ago and has been doing great so far. Teachers says he's attentive and interested and eats well too! What more can we ask for? He turns 2years 4months today but already at this age he is far more advanced in social and linguistic skills than his gor gor was at the same age. Not that we are comparing but Dylan always surprises us with the things he can do and say rather than the things he can't. We feel fortunate that he has adapted so easily to school but I do miss him a lot in the studio :( It's different without him around, our in house model/guinea pig.

At this age, he has a terrible temper though! Often, his brother will bear the brunt of his angry assults. When frustrated or when he doesn't get what he wants, this small thing will hit his brother and sometimes even me or his daddy. It's getting to the point where we have to bring out the cane or use the thinking chair to make him stop. On the flip side, he is also very loving! When I fell asleep on the couch the other day, tired from work, he crept up to my cheek and planted two kisses on me :) When gor gor cries for whatever reason (which is quite often!), he will take a tissue to him and say, "Gor Gor don't cry." then give him a hug. He is also very clever in manipulating your emotions. When he sees you getting angry with him, he will quickly put on the sweetest smile and say, "Sorry mummy!". Darn this little rascal! As his daddy put it, he can commit murder and get away with it.

I think the best part of sending him to school is when I pick him up from school. He sees you at the door and flashes you the brightest and happiest grin before exclaiming as he runs to you joyfully with a loud, "MUMMEEEEE!!!". Awww :)


Jayne said...

Hey I'm also planning to start Kate in school too. Still looking around for a school, is the one Dylan attends good? Email me pls, I'm always late in finding schools for my kids and everything else is FULL!!!

Klessis said...

Your kids are sooooo adorable!! And great photos! Love them! :)