Thursday, February 16, 2012

Mr. Clean

As a parent, when your child exhibits certain behaviour you start to wonder if maybe your *mild* case of OCD and anal retentive personality are a bit more pronounced than you ever led yourself to believe . At just 17mths old, Logan regularly:

- confidently proclaims "duh-ty" and runs to the trash can with his dirty (just changed) diaper in hand.
- wants nothing more than to help with the vacuuming and dusting
- closes the childproof locks on the kitchen cabinets should they be left open by his forgetful parents.
- announces that it's "col" (cold) and runs to close the sliding glass door leading to the veranda (in an effort to save on the heating bill?).
- puts all of his dishes and cups (and sometimes books, toys, and socks^^) into the kitchen sink when he's finished with them.
- (after an outing of any kind) dutifully sits down to take off his boots, hat, and coat, then marches to the bathroom to wash his hands.
- gets upset if shoes are not immediately put into the shoe cupboard (this one he picked up at daycare though, not from me)
- runs in a cloud of happy delirium to the bathroom to brush his teeth and, of course, returns his toothbrush to the sink when he's done.
- cleans up all of his milk/juice spills with the kitchen tea towel.
- recycles (in the correct container no less!) yogurt containers, juice boxes, straws, and cheese wrappers among other things.
- requests the food garbage bag so that he might throw away banana and orange peels.

Oh, how I love my Bubba :)

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Ya! Pororo da!

Today we met up with some fellow expats for a play date at Pororo Park, an indoor children's theme park. In case you're wondering, Pororo is a little blue penguin and star of a Korean animated tv series. It's a really huge franchise (tv series, books, toys, and now a theme park); so popular, in fact, that Pororo has earned the nickname "Pororo the president".

To my surprise, I recently learned that Logan is a big Pororo fan (must've learned from the bigger kids at daycare). For the past week, he's been walking around the house randomly muttering "po-po". So today he played hooky from daycare and got the chance to meet Pororo.

We were some of the first to arrive and got the ball pit all to ourselves (briefly) ~ woohoo!

Don't know how he did it. This was gently rocking/spinning and gave me vertigo, but he seemed unphased.

Hanging out with Pororo and Crong.

Inside Pororo's house.

Reminded me of going to Chuck E. Cheese's as a kid :)

 Good times at Pororo Park. Hopefully Daddy can join us next time ^.^