Recently we've been able to reason with Connor. It really surprised us the first time it worked. Connor was refusing to eat veggies, as he often does, and we told him that if he ate it he could have a cookie. We were shocked that instead of instantly freaking out at the word "cookie" and demanding one immediately, he picked up his spoon and ate his veggies. It was amazing! A few days ago when we were at Target, Connor didn't want to sit in his stroller. Mommy told him that if he wanted to walk around he would have to hold Daddy's hand. When she asked him if he understood he nodded (which he always does if you ask whether he understands something), but instead of running off like he usually does he walked over to Daddy and grabbed his hand. He held it the entire time we were at Target, and he didn't pull away or collapse in a heap like normal.
Connor's really loving his books again recently. His favorite right now is "Go Dog Go" by P.D. Eastman. It's definitely not one of Daddy's favorites, there's no rhyming and no story, but Connor loves it. We read it to him before bed and he doesn't want to let it go, so we've actually let him have it in his bed and he falls asleep flipping through the pages.
Connor reading "Go Dog Go"
We've also setup his DVD player again for him in the car. We got it a while back, but he didn't watch it at first so we put it away. A couple months ago we took it back out for a long drive, but didn't set it up in front of him. Instead, we set it up between the front seats, so he had to turn his head to watch it. He hadn't been feeling good at the time, and we're not sure if it was because he was car sick from turning his head to watch the DVD or from being sick in general, but he threw up all over himself. Since then we were a little nervous to setup the DVD player, but recently he's been getting bored in the car so we attached it to the back of the driver's seat so it's directly in front of him. For a while he watched "Seasame Street's - Sing yourself silly", but last week Mommy had a great idea of getting Disney's "Cars". Connor loves cars in general, and really loves the movie. If we're getting ready to go somewhere and he doesn't want to go, you just remind him that he gets to watch his DVD and he says "DD!" and then he's ready to go.
Speaking of cars, Connors favorite thing to do at home is play with his cars and trucks. If you're around when he's got his cars out, he'll fuss at you and will point at the ground until you sit down and play. He likes to either send the cars down the ramp on his garage, or he'll do the splits and will insist you do the same so you can push cars back and forth to each other.
Sorry buddy, Daddy's not that flexible!
All the cars and blocks:
I wasn't planning to take this picture, but Connor had a runny nose while I was taking pictures and I asked him to wipe it. Not sure if we've mentioned, but if you tell him to wipe his nose, he'll grab a tissue, will wipe his nose and then throw the tissue in the trash.
Grammy Genie came by yesterday to visit with Connor and to give him his Easter basket. Connor had fun rooting through his Easter loot and playing with Grandma.
Getting to be a big boy. We miss him.
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