Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Forking

I presented the Nugget with new St. Patty's Day socks from the Target dollar spot. He immediately fawned over them, "Look, Mommy! Socks so green-y. Have stripes on it. Have a shamrock on it. Shamrock smiling. Hi Shamrock."
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We had lunch at Nucas and Dawa's house today. Although it was all finger food, the Nugget requested a fork. I asked him, "Why do you need a fork? What are you going to use the fork for?" He looked at me quizzically and replied, "Forking."
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Speaking of friends, the Nugget has a new-ish friend he calls Anvil. The Nugget is always excited to see any of his friends, but lately he's gone positively ballistic for Anvil. We hosted a playdate last week, and while he greeted all his other friends with big grins, he jumped up and down yelling, "Anvil's here! Anvil's here!" for a full minute. Then, he went around the room, telling each guest, "Look! Anvil's here!" I find it really fascinating that children as young as 2.5 can clearly click quickly with some playmates and be lukewarm towards others. What is it about Anvil that the Nugget finds so irresistible? Toddler pheromones? Personality traits that complement his own? Did they know each other in a past life? It's certainly fascinating. I'm learning so much about human nature from the Nugget.

2 comments:

  1. Forking, of course! Hilarious.
    Also, I totally know what you mean about clicking (which may lead to clique-ing???). There is one kid in Murphy circle of friends who he really, really does not want to hang out with, and a couple that he pines for when they're not around.

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  2. About the clicking: I also find it very interesting to see that 2.5 year old do not really interact or play much with each other, but yes, Noah also has his favorite. One day J. and E. were coming over and every time I asked Noah if he was going to have fun with them, he always answered: "yes, I will have fun with J." He even refused to mention E. And two weeks ago we invited just J. and Noah kept telling me: "J. but not E. right?" ... early Friendships!

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