As much as I would like him to speak, I am really enjoying this wonderful age (20 months, now!). He is sweet, cuddly, generally quick to obey, and a real delight. He finds more ways to get filthy dirty than any 10 boys combined. He never tires of pointing out Curious George in his favorite board book. He will stack and crash down blocks, laughing hysterically each time, as though it were the first time. He delights to dump anything out of it's container (tupperware in the kitchen, 10,000 army men from the blue bin, socks from the sock bin, toothbrushes from the container they reside in, cranberries from a winco bulk foods sack, the list goes endlessly on) and he also loves to put things away. He spent an afternoon frustrated at a cupboard that would not stay closed (he would shut it, it would pop open an inch. He would shut it again, it would pop open again... again and again, until he started to cry...I could just hear his orderly little head saying, "I can't get this to be how it's supposed to be!!!!!"). And one last thing that endears me to this stage of his life: he loves his binkis. We try to contain them to the crib, but he sneaks them out frequently.
So, while I am at it, I will give you my little tip for binki-dependent children: At night time one of the most frustrating things is when the child wakes up in the middle of the night and can't find the binki. We solved this problem early on by attaching binki clips to all "crib binkis" and then attaching the clip to a stuffed animal. Weston has since found it delightful to pull the clip off the stuffed animal and now all he needs in the crib to find those precious binkis is the ribbon and clip: he can find those binkis just fine in the middle of the night. So, you can understand why he and I share a love for those wonderful binki clips (though my reason has much more to do with sleep than anything else!).