Friday, November 13, 2009

Baha'i Dad Chronicles: 13 Months

I think I'm turning into one of those dads who just want to talk about their kids all the time. Oh well, I guess there are worse states of being, right?
Douglass Ali had another busy month of milestones and adventures. One of the things he got to do was meet some old friends of his mommy's from her college days.
He also figured out that in addition to taking all the pots and pans out of the cupboard, he can also crawl inside there and hang around a bit.
His walking has given way to running which apparently works better if you also giggle while you do it. Maybe giggling would get me running around a bit myself. He continues with his fascination with placing objects inside other objects. Apparently his mother's cell phone ended up in the trash because of this fascination. More recently, he has discovered climbing. He will spend quite a bit of time trying to figure out how to climb onto or into something. I'm certain I'm going to discover him on top of the refrigerator one of these days. The biggest adventure of the month was celebrating his cousin's birthday. That's where he discovered one of those things that's full of multicolored balls that kids jump around in. He. Loved. It.
Finally, he's getting into the swing of the "play date" thing. He had several visits with other Baha'i kids in the area. Good times indeed. Let's see what the next month will bring!

1 comment:

  1. Margaret Lambert12:51 PM

    I am a grandmother of 4th gen children going to Baha'i childrens' class and I can assure you that for some of us the fascination with the whole growth process never ends. It's a joy to know that there are fathers just as delighted with it as mothers and grandmothers.
    I have been a Baha'i for 40 years, since my late teens, and have grown with the same small community all this time, serving on the Assembly since my 21st birthday. I found your blog recently and really enjoy it- thank you!