What Kale loves:
- The potty book. Kale is really into the book 'Potty' by Leslie Patricelli. When I ask if he wants to read a book, he runs to grab it, brings it to me and asks "knee? knee?" Then he sits on my knee and we read 'Potty' 6000 times. When the baby in the book pees on the toilet, Kale cheers like crazy and then asks "more? more?" How am I supposed to say no to that?
- Pingu. Kale pronounces it "Kan-goo" and it's the first television show he's expressed any interest in. He'll sit and watch it for a solid ten minutes which is the longest he'll sit still for anything. It's pretty much the only way I can brush my teeth/do my makeup/dry my hair/eat breakfast in the morning (and yes, that all happens in 10 minutes).
- Hack Hacks. This is what Kale calls back packs. It's also what he says when he wants a piggy back ride or, even better, when he wants to give you a piggy back ride. This involves awkwardly walking around with his head stuck between your legs. Yes, it's as weird as you're thinking it is.
- Karl. Kris's brothers name is actually Kyle, but we call him Karl (long story...that I'm not actually sure I know). Anyway, it's going to blow Kale's mind one day when he finds out Karl is Kyle. Kale LOVES Karl and spends a good part of every day looking for him.
What Kale hates:
- Leaving school. Earlier this month Kale had a couple rough days at school, but we can chalk that up to both his regular teachers being off sick and a new kid starting the program. Once things returned to normal and the new kid adjusted, Kale was back to LOVING school. This is awesome - except he doesn't want to leave. It easily takes us 30 minutes to get out the door, which leaves me zero time to eat my lunch before rushing back to work (late).
- Clothes. Since we started toilet training, the only time Kale wears clothes at home is at night when he's sleeping. Convincing him to wear even a shirt is pretty much next to impossible. Good thing it's been a warm winter around here.
- Toilet training. We started two weeks ago with no expectations and are really surprised at how well he's doing. Today he had no accidents at school and just one at home! We know we still have a long way to go, but we're pretty happy with how well he's doing so far.
- Kay-ah. This is how Kale pronounces his name and it's pretty much the cutest thing ever. However, now everything is "Kay-ah's." This means the dreaded "mine" is just around the corner.
According to Kale:
Kale is starting to put two words together more and more and repeats almost everything we say (including "gee-shush" when I curse jesus...oops). His two word sentences usually have something to do with him asking for more food - "mo' snack? mo' cracker? mo' juice?" He also loves to rhyme off the names of the kids in his class tell the cat to get away from his peanut butter and toast ("Bub bub! No! Down! Kay-ah toast!").
My favourite pictures from the past month:
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