Thursday, February 19, 2009

Circles and Smack Downs

New Interests

So, recently Elijah has become obsessed with circles. We noticed this when we would read books to him and he had to touch every single eye-ball that appeared. Then we would see him carefully touching the spots on the ladybug picture on his bib. This led to poking us in the eyes; sticking his finger up our nostrils...anything that resembled a circle had to be touched. (More specifically it had to be touched in the direct center of the circle.) I'm not sure where this comes from or if it some sort of developmental phenomenon that occurs with all babies as they become aware of their shapes, but it has us wondering. It is rumored that when Ian was young he became obsessed with Splash Mountain after a trip to Disney Land. (not unlike Close Encounters of the 3rd Kind) For years he made elaborate models, drew pictures, and detailed outlines of the mountain itself. Could this be Elijah's first sign of strange obsessive interests?

Elijah also has a new found love for pretending to smack Joni in the face. For those of you that say he is the perfect little boy, this may surprise you. He will stand up against the back door window and wait till Joni gets up close and puts her face to the window (the first time I thought they were going to pretend kiss and I was filled with momma pride), but then he will swat the window as hard as he can right where her nose is placed, making a loud "pop" sound with his palm. Poor Joni, who was trying to be a friend, runs away, and Elijah laughs a deep belly laugh and awaits his next chance to lour her to the window again! I know it is horrible, but I have attempted to record both of these new interests....

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