Addy cracking up at 16 months: the evolution of a giggle.
the Sounds of Adelia : trying to capture the sounds of Adelia as she develops… this is her at 1 year…
Not counting the time when Alden was 4 or 5 months old, and we took you down to Disney World in Florida…this was Alden and Adelia’s first Disney experience. Yikes. your mother and i deserve some kind of parenting merit badge. We all stayed in one room…which is the same as saying we all went to bed around 7, and all got up when Alden did…5.30 AM. brutal.
We also survived at least two complete meltdowns a day by Alden…too many trips on the Winnie the Pooh ride to count, and a lot of picture opportunities with various characters.
The Joys of having Alden on my lap during his first (of what turned into many) viewing of Mickey’s Philharmagic 3D movie, was certainly a highlight of the trip. To watch him hold his glasses on with one hand, while reaching out for floating movie items, was great! Being on my lap, i could tell when he ducked as things flew by, his delight at getting wet when the Mops Came in to clean up Donald, and his reaction when he first realized that Donald was actually in the wall behind us, was fantastic. That experience alone, was worth all the pain.
Pain? Pain? you ask? what pain?
well, mr. alden, in his infinite ability to act like a little Chinese Emperor, holds the unique skill of making me feel like a horrible, negligent, doomed parent. the Rage, screaming, crying, throwing of whatever he can get his hands on…sure has a way of making me feel like a terrible parent. A little Terrorist, to say the least, Alden, on several occaisions, proved able to manipulate, terrorize, and lord over everyone. Embarrassed as i sat outside while Alden screamed and cried at the top of his lungs? to say the least. Is it because he is 4? maybe. Is my inability to manage the process due to how much time he spends with the Ayis vs. me? perhaps. Either way, it was a fairly bad feeling that occurred several times. a day. Guilty, horrible bad.
Anyway, i look forward to repeating the process when Adelia is slightly older. Mabye my humiliation of having Alden meltdown will be eclipsed at that point by the sensation of having two kids simultaneously throwing tantrums. I can hardly wait.