Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Some things you should know about Dane...

I haven't done a tidbits about the little man in a long time. You know, just a post about everyday things.  I'll blame that on the fact that I really don't have much time during the week to do anything extra besides getting through traffic, dinner, spending time with my boys, bath and bed. And my day off during the week is spent trying to catch up on the chores and errands that need to be done each week.  So, my posts lately have just been weekend re-caps.  I don't take many pictures, if any, during the week because once I get off work quite frankly it's just survival mood.

Ok, so let's talk everyday talk about Dane.  Things you may not know from the weekend pics.  And let's take a look at the pictures in my cell phone.

He is a character.  I'm not sure if my pictures truly paint that picture.  They may. But, if you don't know him personally then you probably don't know exactly how much of a character he is.
A funny funny little character.
Will have you belly laughing kind of character.
 With a whole lot of little quirks.
Loves to jump off things, defeat bad guys, play hide and seek, and is all about star wars and super heroes.

He is the most strong willed and stubborn little person I have ever met.
If it isn't his idea, or it's not something he wants to do then good luck getting him to do what you want.
No amount of bribes, threats, pleads, punishments etc will work.
You will use up all the energy you have, before he will give in.
You have to let him do things on his own time.  Forcing him into things never works to your favor.


He is very affectionate.  Gets this from Kevin.
always wants to sit close and hold hands.
He tends to want to give hugs or kisses in times that he doesn't want to do things you want him to do.
If you are wanting him to take a bite of his dinner, or it's his turn to play in his soccer game etc then he wants to make sure everyone has hugs or kisses. Its something you love, but it will also drive you crazy.  It's a stalling technique that he loves to do.


Dane has a HUGE heart, and can be a little sensitive if he thinks you are upset with him.
I hope that he keeps this little trait when he gets older... something that will help with the ladies.
 He is a chatty little thing.
He will talk your ear off, and has a huge vocabulary.
Most of what he says will CRACK you up.  It will make you laugh hours later.


But, what comes with a lot of chatter comes with a LOT of questions.
Dane asks so many questions... every minute every hour every day.
But, with every question asked he is soaking in everything we say.
The little man is probably the most LITERAL person I have ever met.  It's hilarious.
If you call him dude, or buddy or anything besides his name, he will correct you and say that He isn't a dude. He is Dane.
Shy would not be a word to describe him. He will talk to anyone and everyone... but, only if he wants to.
We used to say he was a picky eater. But, we are finding out he isn't picky at all. It's all about rather he is being stubborn or not.  When he eats he will eat everything on his plate, but when he won't then it is a fight no matter the meal.
He eats so much more now... hamburgers, sloppy joes, tacos, pretty much every kind of meat, a lot more veggies, etc etc.  Dinner time has really gotten so much better lately.

Dane is a HUGE pretender.
  He plays so well by himself. Makes up crazy stories when playing with his toys.
You will always hear himself talking to his toys  He likes to do different voices for all his characters.


Legos is his newest obsession.
He will sit for hours building things he has created, or looking at instructions and building those things.
He loves lego men, spending so much time switching their heads, bodies, and accessories.
He always has a lego man in his hand.  And always ask if he can bring one in the car with us no matter where we go.
He is a people person, and loves loves loves to get the opportunity to hang out with friends his age.
He is a bit possessive when it comes to things he gets attached to.
So much that close friends will offer for him to take stuff home from their house after visiting just so he doesn't get upset.  I keep this from happening as much as I can, so he understands that he can't just keep everything he likes.
He is very silly, and is a giggler.


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Loves to say things just to get a reaction out of you.

Can be very sarcastic, which he gets honestly.
He gets extremely frustrated if you interrupt him while he is trying to tell you something.
Ironic because he is the worst interrupter there is.



He needs your full attention when he is talking to you.  A simple nod is never enough.  He wants you to repeat what he said.
I seriously think Dane's love language is "words of affirmation".
 He is always asking if you are happy, if he is being good, Are you his friend, look what I did, is that great etc etc.
Has no fear. I'm not sure there is anything at this point that he is afraid of.
he sleeps in pitch blackness, not afraid of people, monsters, scary movies, strangers, water, doing new things etc.
Can be a bit mischievous, but for the most part he is very predictable.
Just when you think you don't have to watch him 24/7 he will draw a big circle on your floor with a magic marker. yep. that just happened this past weekend.
He is a sweetheart who loves surprises, terrible at keeping secrets, can be a little feisty, likes to have company while watching cartoons, and never gets tired of eating peanut butter toast and chocolate milk.
He is a funny funny little guy.  

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