Amazing changes

Logan has been changing by the minute lately it seems.  His skill level at walking has developed amazingly quickly, so much so that he actually runs sometimes now.  I picked him up to take him to the car the other day and he thrashed and kicked to the point where I almost dropped him.  As soon as I set him down, that big grin crossed his face, he grabbed my finger and started to walk to the car.  The thrashing wasn’t a temper tantrum, it was just his way of saying, “No Dad! I want to walk!”

He continues to be a surprisingly well-behaved young man as well.  His cousin Jillian was in a production of High School Musical Jr last week and despite the fact it lasted more than an hour and it continued well past his bedtime, he only spoke out loud one time.  Strangely enough, when he chose to speak, it was quite funny.  The actors had just come off the front of the stage, and all was quiet, and Logan chose that moment to say, “Uh Oh!”  Several people around us laughed out loud at the irony of the timing and appropriateness of his comment.

Because my parents beat it into my head that it was critically important that I learn to swim, I feel it is important that Logan learn to swim as well.  (shocking I know)  He starts swimming lessons next Wednesday.  Yes, swimming lessons at 19 months old.  He likes to play in the water, and the fact he is drawn to water tells me it is not too early to have him learn at least enough to avoid drowning.  As a parent, I can’t protect him from everything that the world can and will throw at him, but if I can eliminate drowning from the list of potential hazards, I’m going to do so.  (I realize it doesn’t technically eliminate drowning from the list, but at least it gives him a fighting chance)

I am looking forward to the first time I get to take him down one of those twisty tube slides.

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