Expiration Date

I guess kids do have an expiration date. Throughout the first year, we heard about many milestones and how we can and can't do certain things along the way according to age. One big one, of course, is not having honey before they are one year old. I kept thinking, "Why? If he was 358 days old would he burst into flames if he touched it?" To avoid the possibility of needing to extinguish my child, I have still avoided honey even though he is now 369 days old. Well, I don't know if we even have honey around this place. Anyway...

Now that we are into our first week with a one year old, it's like a switch has flipped. This attitude has appeared over night! He's been testy with me when I hold his hands away from Butters' water dish. I mean, more than usual and puts up a fight. He is determined to roll over before getting his diaper changed.  He watches our faces for the slightest reaction to things so boy, we need to be careful. He has mastered THE pouty face of the year (oh I wish you could see it). I have been working with him to go down the stairs by himself and it was like, "Ok. I'm one now. I'll do it." And today I watched him try to put his own socks on! Um, when did this happen? Yes. Exactly overnight after he consumed large amounts of cake. Maybe it's the sugar that parents so gingerly avoid with their babes for 364 days that releases little toddler demons once finally consumed...

Of course, he's not bad or terrible but Turner even noticed it tonight when he got home from work. Apparently Butters will have to work harder to defend her title of "Little Sassbox McGee" around this joint...

I know, I know. This too shall pass. We have no idea yet. And the best is yet to come. But for now, I am going to remain a bit baffled by this expiration date of babyhood.

This is him looking at me to say, "See ya Mommy! I'm a big boy now!"