Wednesday, December 19, 2012

3 years + 7 months

Lincoln has taken some steps forward and some steps backward this month.  He has been practicing cutting with a scissors.  He has also figured out how to zip his coat by himself.  (Yay!)  He really wants to buckle himself into his car seat, but he just doesn't have the finger strength to snap in a five-point harness, let alone not pinch a finger off in the process.

Lincoln has gone backward in the eating department.  He has become increasingly pickier and would live off of noodles (mac & cheese especially), pizza (beef--a.k.a. "meatball") and fruit if we let him.  His eating has also slowed to a snail's pace.  Sometimes the only way to even get him to eat is to put individual bites on his fork/spoon and coach him through it.  I know I eat too fast and mealtime is supposed to be quality family time, but most days I just don't have the time or patience to sit at the table an extra 30+ minutes after I'm finished while one or both kids lollygag, or worse--whine, complain or try to negotiate.

Other than that, Lincoln continues to be a sweet, cuddly, compliant child.  His latest saying whenever you ask him to do something is an enthusiastic, "Of course I can!"  He also continues to often say, "Mommy, you need to hold me."  That is great unless you're desperately trying to pull dinner together or really have to go to the bathroom or are trying to get out the door in the morning.  I think he has also recently gone through a growth spurt, because it has becoming noticeably harder to hold him while standing up and almost impossible to do anything else with him on my hip.  Most of our cuddle time has to take place in a chair now.

1 comment:

Sarah Craft said...

I feel your pain with Lincoln's slow eating. Some morning it takes CJ 45 minutes to eat toast. It is painful! She also won't eat unless we either put each bite on her silverware or just plain feed it to her so we can speed up the process. Lincoln and CJ won't do this forever, right? Right?! Good luck with this and if you find something that works to break him of his new habit then please let me know. And I'll do the same for you. :)