Stresses aside, Nikolai is such a funny little boy. He makes everything totally worth it.
Right now we are refusing a bath of any kind. Maybe because it is a little chilly in the house this morning. Maybe we are entering a preference for dirt phase. I don't know, but it sure is hilarious.
The other night, he pointed to the moon and said "moon. outside. in the sky." It was great! I loved it and of course it took me a little while to register what he said (like a second or two).
He came up to me holding a foam letter o and said 'o!'. It was so cute. He has done that with the letter a too, actually saying 'a' though, not 'o'. Also, the letter y, and b. There have been times he has come to me with the number 3 and said 'b'. So funny. I tell him it looks like a b, but it is a 3. Then he will say 3, be proud of himself and run away.
He can't say the a, b, c song or count, but I think recognizing the letters and numbers is just as important.
How can I not feel proud? :) I love my little guy! :)