I have mentioned age 7 has put us into completely new territory with Declan. New levels of maturity. As in, we can play board games and not only does he GET IT, he KICKS. OUR. ASS.
Which is making me nostalgic for when he was a baby. Hell, even *Declan* is getting nostalgic for when he was a baby. Thus, there has been lots of swapping stories lately, stories from when he was leetle little.
I was thinking back the other day, and remembering that Declan’s first word was actually, “hi.” I know, ADORABLE, right??? People at the time told me it was an indication of how friendly he would be.
This weekend at the Chicks Who Click Denver conference (which was awesome, by the way), Melanie Mills talked about personality styles, and had us pick our favorite shape, and surprise surprise, our traits matched up with what shape we chose. Later, my husband, who is as silly and outgoing as they come, picked the squiggle shape – just like I thought he would.
Declan? I guessed he was a squiggle, since he is so much like his dad – or possibly a circle because circles are really inclusive – and any kid whose first word was *HI* has to be inclusive, right???
“Mama! I can’t pick a shape because my favorite shape isn’t even on here! MY favorite shape is a RHOMBUS.”
We’re in for a wild ride, folks.
What was your kid(s) first word(s)?