I’ve noticed that Toddler Z seems to have a new “fun game” that he becomes slightly obsessed with every week. He can entertain himself for almost an hour, which is amazing for my little bundle of energy that sometimes reminds me of a cross between the Tasmanian Devil and a crawling/ toddling version of the Road Runner from the Wile E Coyote cartoons.
Like last week he was completely besotted with a big red bus toy he has. Now this bus is quite heavy but that didn’t stop him from constantly picking it up and then throwing it full force back onto our wooden floors to hear it make a big bang sound. I spent most of the week trying to stop it landing on his toes!
Or like a few days ago when he discovered that one kitchen cupboard that doesn’t have a lock on it and there was a sudden excited realisation that, yes, at last, he could repeatedly open and slam the door shut as hard as he could. The one time he screamed after shutting it on his fingers was when I thought “ah, at least he won’t do it again”. People who go around telling mums this… It’s not true! He simply goes back for more!
This week is the worst, and weirdest, so far. He has become obsessed with my pink fluffy slippers. I wear these all around the house, all day long. He’s never shown the slightest interest in then before. But all of a sudden, as soon as i take them off he will dart across the room and grab one, examine it for a bit and then turn then over and LICK the sole!
At first I thought it was a one off baby experiment and did my usual shake off the head and firm but full of love (of course) “no baby, that’s bleurgh”. After a couple of incidents it dawned on me this is his new “fun game”. Now I sit with my feet firmly planted in the pink fluffy slippers whilst (I swear) Toddler Z sits across the room watching their every move. Just waiting for my feet to leave them for a single minute so he can bolt across the room and steal them away to have a good lick.
Please let the next new “fun game” come quickly.