Monday, December 20, 2010

In Which Connor Meets The Green Eyed Monster

Hey look, I have Internet that works!

Well, sort of anyway.  We'll see how long it lasts.

My article for Hopeful Parents went up (it's scheduled) yesterday, so you can find it here.

Jeremy is no longer puking up everything, which is lovely although Connor is rather disappointed by this.  He's had to find other ways to entertain himself instead.  Right now he's kind of ticked at us though, because we spent time with his arch nemesis yesterday and today: also known as That Baby.

Yes, Connor is extremely not okay with children under the age of two or so at the moment.  Well, scratch that-- he's perfectly fine with them as long as they are on the other side of the room, being held by their parents and not his, and also not touching any of his toys.  Actually Jeremy and I are not even allowed to look at That Baby. 

But today there was some babysitting going on, so we were not only looking at the dreaded interloper, but we were touching, playing with and (horrors!) holding That Baby.  It was probably a good thing that Connor does not have access to weaponry, because if the look on his face was any indication he did not exactly have That Baby's best interests at heart.  Luckily That Baby was blissfully unaware of the whole situation and continued being a ridiculously adorable bundle of wiggly slobbering cuteness. 

We might have just a slight jealousy issue on our hands.

Connor is the same way to a lesser extent at therapy now.  He may not want to play with any of "his" toys at therapy, but heaven forbid another child should come in and start playing with them.  Suddenly he wants all of them back; he still doesn't want to play with them, he just doesn't want anyone else playing with them.  When his request for all of the toys is denied, he then informs us exactly what he thinks of That Kid who is infringing on his territory.  Sometimes it's sort of a good thing that the general public can't understand his sign language, because we might have some angry parents on our hands.  He's not exactly flattering their children.

I'm glad to start seeing some of this because it shows that he's still making strides developmentally.  But I'm sort of glad we're adopting a child older than Connor, because I like his smiley face a lot better than his growly, pouty one!



leah said...

I have to say, Connor is probably really cute- even when jealous! Hopefully he didn't put too many hexes on That Baby. Thank goodness he hasn't studied the art of voodoo yet!

Any news on the adoption front? I am SO SO excited for you guys (and Connor, too, who will like an older sister much more than The Dreaded Baby).

Herding Grasshoppers said...

Oh that's too funny. Maybe he's been reading the Toddler Property Laws, yah?

Merry Christmas to all of you,


Jess said...

No news, leah! It's a long process- we don't expect to be traveling until around this time NEXT year. We'll keep you posted, though!

And Merry Christmas to you too, Julie!

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