Hiram: 3 Years + 5 Months
November 6, 2012 § 3 Comments
Keeping it Clean: I don’t know what we did, but now Hiram likes to keep his room spotlessly clean. Unfortunately, the timing of this realization is very closely correlated to Eldyn’s realization that taking everything off a shelf is the most fun thing ever and Eldyn’s other realization that his brother’s room is the best place to play ever.
What’s the Time? For some reason, everyone in our house now wakes up at 4:30 in the morning. (While this started even before we fell back last weekend, that silly shift just made things worse.) At any rate, as part of my campaign get more sleep , I taught Hiram that it isn’t wake-up time until the first number on his digital clock is a 6. This worked, but almost too well. Now, when I get up with Eldyn at 4:45, I see Hiram sitting on the edge of his bed, patiently watching his clock and waiting for that 4 to turn into a 6.
Compute! In the past few weeks,Hiram has discovered the joys of the family computer. After watching his mom and dad do “work” on this same machine for the past few years, Hiram knows whatever happens on the computer is clearly very important. That’s why he takes his own work so seriously. Especially when Elmo has pizzas to deliver to a chicken on Mars but only after giving the space shuttle pilot a lampshade for a hat.