Word up, Xander!

Last week, I wrote about how Xander was using his first words book, among other things, as a weapon. Things have changed a little since then, however. It seems our insistence that it has another use is starting to pay off. While he still hits me with it, he now has a good few words ...

Slick as a parrot

Another week, another milestone. Dylan has reached the parrot fashion stage. No, not sprouting beautiful plumage and looking well balanced on a perch, but mimicking absolutely everything anyone or voices on the television say. The things he comes out with are really funny, particularly when he clearly doesn't quite understand what he's saying and repeats our ...

The perfect ten

There are three kinds of people in this world: those who can add up and those who can't. I *may* be a representative of the latter category there but, if recent developments are anything to go by, Dylan doesn't look like he's going to take after me and experience the humiliation of having to retake ...

Can’t talk? Won’t talk!

I've touched upon this subject in previous posts, but it's still bothering me so here we go again. Dylan is now 21 months old but still not talking. The thing that's really getting to me isn't his inability to speak, however. Both Kate and I are pretty sure that he can. It's more his apparent refusal ...

Small talk

Dylan has been changing a little bit every day of late and has compensated for the sleepless nights he continues to create by providing us with plenty of entertainment. He has been getting very close to rolling over and seems to be finding the strangest of things downright hilarious – his own coughs seem to ...