The Things My Son Loves

Before I had my baby, I hadn’t had a chance to closely observe and interact with babies.. and the things they do. It’s such fun watching the little one. There are many things he loves doing that you will observe if you spent a day with him:

  1. Food. We don’t have to fight to feed him. He finally hit (and passed) the 10Kg mark. He was 10.6Kg at his 1 year weigh-in.
  2. Biting people. Scratching people. Pinching people. So if he ever tells you, “I don’t bite” don’t believe him
  3. Playing with anything except his toys
  4. Breaking things. Glasses, cups, flasks.
  5. ‘Dismembering’ the newspaper. There is no word to describe what is left of a newspaper after he is done with it.
  6. Getting into a car. Because he knows he’s going somewhere.
  7. Moving around. He does not know the meaning of the phrase “staying still”. You can’t hold him on your lap.
  8. Closing the door. Opening the door. Repeat.
  9. Closing and opening lids of flasks, bottles, containers..

    Opening and closing lids is one of his favorite activities

    Opening and closing lids is one of his favourite activities

  10. Screaming/yelling for what he wants. He’s really good at the screaming!
  11. Getting into closets.
  12. Light-skinned people. Okay, all people but especially light-skinned people and smaller babies. He cries for strangers to pick him up during our clinic runs. One time he cried for this Indian lady and she had to put her 2 year old daughter down and pick him up. The daughter was not amused.

    Crowding the space of a stranger and her baby. Tearing him away from them was not easy!

    Crowding the space of a stranger and her baby. Tearing him away from them was not easy!

  13. My dad. My son loves his granddad so much he cries when he leaves in the morning, and when my father walks into the house in the evening, he has to pick him up or there will be no peace in the house. (refer to #10)
  14. Clapping
  15. TV – especially singing ads. He laughs along to the KWS ad: “leo niko kwa keja“. He loves animations. He cries when the Coke ad ends.
  16. Outdoors. Anytime.

    He loves playing in the sand and dirt

    He loves playing in the sand and dirt

  17. The cat. Although in this video it seems he’s determined to exterminate it.
  18. Yoghurt.
  19. Breastfeeding at midnight. That’s how I know it’s midnight
  20. Laptops. So he can hit any key.
  21. My phone. He plays a piano (more like hammers at the screen) of the Piano Lite application installed.
  22. Talking on the phone. Okay, he likes to put up toys or phones to his ear and imitate us making calls. In fact, he imitates every task you do.

    Jeremy making air chapatis

    Jeremy making air chapatis

  23. Dropping things for you to pick up. He drops it, you pick it, he drops it again, you pick it again, ad nauseam.
  24. The bathroom and any other forbidden spaces. The more you tell him no, the more he wants it.
  25. Lounging.

    Sometimes he just chills and watches people

    Sometimes he just chills and watches people

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7 Responses to The Things My Son Loves

  1. Daniel Kamau says:

    boys! you gotsa love em!

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    • savvykenya says:

      I love him with all his energy! I don’t need a workout when I spend the day with him, we’re both exhausted by the end of the day

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  2. Mackel9 says:

    Lightskins? LQTM, oh and he loves chapati, he got taste that one.

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  3. Wangu says:

    lol, your son is such a happy go lucky little boy. He reminds me of my little girl.
    Enjoy his company while he is still young, they grow up so fast

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    • savvykenya says:

      True, I have realized that time will snatch them away so will enjoy his company as much as I can before he starts preferring the company of his friends.

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