Zach says “Up!”

Nicole: “We’re back, and I just got Zach out of the car seat, and as I was getting him out, he raised his hands up and said “up”! And then I said, “Wow, did you just say ‘up’?” And he said “Up!” again.”

Zach 2010-06-09

Our little guy will sometimes stand without holding on to anything for a few seconds. He says “Hi!” a lot lately. He now seems to love pasta (well, penne at least), which he didn’t seem to like a few weeks ago.

Zach (I voted!)

Zach (I voted!)

Easy as ABC

If you were expecting this to be about abstract base classes, then you are bound to be disappointed. Unless perhaps you have an infant at home.

We have discovered that we can often calm Zach when he’s in a cranky mood by singing the alphabet song. It almost always stops him in his tracks and gets his attention and sometimes gets a big smile. Sometimes we can do this when he’s being cranky and refusing food or the bottle and he will instantly change his tune and start eating or drinking.

I find this quite amazing.

It’s likely that it works with any song (not just the alphabet song) and we have had some success with a couple of other tunes, but I think the alphabet song works best.

If you have a cranky kid, give it a try.