Some phases you never expect.
I expected that my kid would go through a hitting phase, a running-away-from-me phase, a picky eater phase…you know, the normal stuff.
And I fully expect my kid to, someday in the near future, figure out how fabulous the word “no” is.
But today isn’t that day.
Lately, my kid has been saying “yeah” to everything, and it’s the flippin cutest phase ever.
“Hey Dylan, do you want to go to the park?” (It’s pouring rain outside)
“Dudeman, do you want more veggies?”
“Do you want to take a dump in Mother Maggie’s shoes?” (Google it. Better yet- YouTube it.)
He also agrees with many statements I make throughout the day.
“Man, you made quite a mess.” Yeah.
“Boy, you’re cute!” Yeah!
Sigh. I love you, buddy.
Some phases you can’t wait for them to be over, but this one, this one I am very thankful for. Especially since a part of me is bracing for the “no” phase that most likely is yet to come.
And it’s not only that my kid is particularly agreeable most of the time. He’s also friggin’ polite and I have no idea where it came from. Seriously, we’ve taught him here and there to either say or sign “please” and “thank you” (he’ll only sign “please” and he’ll do a combo of signing “thank you” and/or saying “da-gu!” *melt my heart*), but he spontaneously says da-gu, like, all the time. And when he asks for something and we hesitate to say yes for whatever reason, he’ll often follow up with an adorably placed “please” sign and an expectant smile. We’re in big trouble.
One time, he thanked me for changing his diaper. I cried. It’s so charming that it’s scary. He could ask for a flame thrower, sign please and say da-gu and I’d hand one right over without a second thought. Sure, my love. Whatever you want!
So forgive me for gushing about my baby. He’s not perfect, and I know phases are temporary, which is partly why I think I am drawn to blog about this particular phase. I want to remember this one. I want to remember how, for a few months (maybe longer??? please??), my kid acted like a charming angel some of the time.
Da-gu for this phase, little man.