Lately though, his words have exploded. He has been our little parrot for awhile, but now the language is just bursting out at the seams.
He has been called a Mama's Boy, but after spending 9 days with Dad while Mom and Forrest were out in Boston, I would argue with that!
His favorite three words lately..."Look at Meeeeee!" said in the cutest little voice imaginable. And then he'll show you the silly goggles he is wearing, the little jig or jump he is trying, or just to gain attention from his big brother.
And oh, Brothers. They can be SO incredibly adorable. Hands down, my best, heart melting, parenting moments are when these two boys are being so incredibly sweet, imaginative, and smart in their play together. They are fantastic, racing around in their super hero costumes, pretending to be skeletons, Wild Kratt brothers, or playing some version of floor hockey with blocks, kitchen spatulas, and laundry baskets, (just this morning, where do they get these ideas???Have they EVER seen hockey? NOOO! Crazy!)
But they can be devilish. Mainly the eldest Fulton boy.
But little T Boy has a brain on him, we are finding out quickly.
Today Forrest was hogging the box of grapes from our neighbor. Talin asked him for some, without "Please". We advised him to add "please" to try to gain coveted grapes. He did, saying, "Please share my grapes ist...." ("Ist = Forrest, for now :-)
Despite his nice words, Big Brother was not sharing. Alex and I were both telling Forrest he really should share when Talin had his own idea. He saw Forrest's blankie laying on the floor, went over and grabbed it, silently as could be, and just stood there cuddling with it until Forrest saw him. Forrest of course, abruptly left his grape post and dashed to Talin, demanding his blanket---no please of course. While Forrest was preoccupied, Talin then scampered back to the grape box, making Forrest FURIOUS, and his parents amazed. Alex and I both cracked up. Talin is already learning to outsmart his big brother.
Yes it is always eventful with the two Fulton brothers in the house! But they really are ying and yang, in an adorable little boy, crazy energy type of way. And we are so excited to keep seeing what type of little personality Talin will continue to show us.