Mommy is busy planning my birthday party, which WAS supposed to be on August 12, but then not only was the park we wanted not available, but *every other park in a tri-state area* was booked as well! There was ONE local picnic area available for the 11th, so I guess that’s where/when the party will be, even though that means Aunt Rebecca, Uncle Eric, and Aunt Debbie won’t be able to come. Sad.
No, seriously – it’s only 13 seconds long. You don’t even need to turn the sound on.
Did you see that?! You guys? I can SWIM! Daddy wasn’t around and the lady that took the video didn’t really know how to work Mommy’s iPhone, so that’s a *very* short clip, but basically? Michael Phelps better watch out.
Now that we’ve established that I completely blew every other toddler milestone out of the water (water! ha!), we can check in with BabyCenter:
Mastered Skills (most kids can do)
- Names one color – I spotted a rainbow on Monday. I can name all the colors in it.
- Names one friend – One? BC, please. Several.
- Carries on a simple conversation – Yes.
Emerging Skills (half of kids can do)
- Alternates feet going up and down stairs – Yup.
- Uses prepositions – Yes – generally while I’m making *very* specific demands.
- Speaks clearly most of the time (75% can be understood) – All of the people who tell Mommy, “oh, he’s so verbal!” can understand me.
- Stacks 8 blocks – No problem.
Advanced Skills (a few kids can do)
- Is toilet trained during the day – We’re working on it.
- Wiggles thumb – I think so?
- Expresses a wide range of emotions – How is this an advanced skill? Has anyone met a toddler that *doesn’t* express a wide range of emotions?
- Draws a stick figure – No. BUT. BabyCenter? I can SWIM. I never saw anyone at the Olympics drawing stick figures.