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Update on Planet Bryn...

Thought I'd do a bit of an update on Bryn (will do a post about the bigger boys later today or tomorrow)... Just because you can never hear enough about Bryn, or rather, I can't get enough of talking about him, LOL...

Thomas obsession: Yes, it's hit in a big way! On Thursday this week I decided I needed to do a few domestic things, and I really needed to do them without the limpet begging for boob every two seconds... So, I put on a Thomas DVD for the Buddha boy. He calls Thomas "Tomma", but if you call Thomas "Tomma" he'll correct you with greatindignation in his voice, "No Tomma! TOMMA!!!"... Ok, so now I'll admit that when the DVD came to an end I had managed to get the dishes done, the bread kneaded and rising, and half the vegies cut for dinner, I acquiessed to demands ("Tomma, Tomma, TOMMA" in chant like fashion) for another screening of Thomas... About half way through the second screening I sense Bryn was no longer "present", ie. that he'd dozed off, and I came around the corner and found this...



Funky little dude: I LOVE dressing Bryn up, and he has such a funky little personality that he really just carries most things off brilliantly. Here he is modelling a pair of longies I've made to sell... They're a bit big on him (size 2 and he's not wearing a cloth nappy, so bit of a skinny bum - as much as HE can be anyway)... He's such a little groover, he was grooving away to "Rockwiz" last night, as on every Saturday night, and then backed up for some Grundge on Rave (and then I finally got the groovemeister to nod off!)...



Hide and seek: Ok, so maybe his TOM isn't very well rounded, hehehe! His new fascination is with hiding behind this curtain in our diningroom. He squirrels in behind the net curtain, with his back to the room and his hands over his eyes so he can't seen anyone and he hides (ok, behind a curtain suggests he has SOME understanding that it's not enough just to cover your eyes, but it's a seethrough curtain, LOL), then as Dave or I slowly approach he breaks into fits of giggles - it's so cute! Not so cute today when he decided he needed to mark the spot as his own today by drawing on the wall there, but at least he was considerate enough to use a pencil, not permanent marker (which is Luey's fave medium)...






Phrases: He's now regularly putting two words together. Last night Dave was giving him raspberries on his belly and he was trying to push Dave away but also laughing (so Dave wasn't getting the message), so he piped up with a firm, "Dadda, STOP!"... This morning it was the usual, "Tomma, Tomma, TOMMA!", but when that didn't get the correct response it was "DO TOMMA!"...

Not a phrase, but last night he was telling us the curtain was heavy, so now he's adding adjectives to his repetoire too...

Comments

Leah said…
Beautiful boy, what a lovely update to read. I love the "veiled" photo especially :)
casso said…
Love the crashed look! I agree, he is a stunning model for your clothes. Harry doesn't know about 'Tomma' but she *does* love a train set when we're out. We're considering getting her one for her birthday if the interest is still there. But I imagine with two older brothers Bryn already has train access? So cool.

And as for markers, I only have the washables in the house, I'm too scared to try out anything more permanent just yet! Although having said that Harry doesn't actually draw on anything else bar the floor occasionally. Just wait until Bryn can draw a complete outline around himself...he'll be marking out territory everywhere!

Also love that last veiled photo, delicious little thing he is.
Rachael said…
Where do I get one of these children that fall asleep in front of the TV? Gorgrous boy! xx
Sif said…
Ah, Rach, so do I! This was the first time he did this - which is why I took the photo, LOL!

Cass, yep Erik and Luey have a nice (not to big, but big enough) collection of wooden Thomas - if you want to buy the brand, definitely get the wooden stuff, it's so lovely! We've gotten years, quite literally, or enjoyment out of buying a piece here and there to add on, and because Bryn is the third child, we can now focus on buying the more exxy pieces that we couldn't afford with the others because we were concentrating on building the track and train collection first... LOL, I could go on on this consumerist line, but I'll stop now in case you're not really into train sets, hahaha...
Cabrissi Tea said…
Ah, gorgeous boy! Just peeking in from the motel! Now L and B can chat "tains!" together! LOL Though L doesn't have Thomas stuff as such. ;-)

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