Monday, January 16, 2012

Learning From Daddy

Sebby loves spending time with Daddy and he learns so much during their times together. I wanted to share some of the things that Daddy has been teaching him:

1. To appreciate good coffee 

Not that he has tasted coffee yet but Sebby puts his hand on the cover grinder and dances as it grinds. We're pretty sure he'll love coffee someday.

2. To help with the housework

Vacuuming is one of those chores that Daddy always does for us and Sebby loves helping with it! As soon as Sebby sees the vacuum come out, he goes over to Daddy and asks to be picked up. Daddy carries Sebby around while vacuuming and when he finishes, he leaves the vacuum out so that Sebby can "vacuum" for awhile. He loves this game too, crawling around on his knees, pushing the vacuum.

Daddy also likes to have Sebby watch him cook in the kitchen.

Soon he will be a very helpful little guy because Daddy is modelling how important it is to help out around the house!

3. How to play ball
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4. To love reading

Daddy spends hours every week reading to Sebby. He has a pretty short attention span, except for when it comes to books. They often read for up to a half hour at a time (that's a long time for Sebby!). When one book is finished, Sebby yells "MORE!" and wants to start the same book over and over again.

He knows some of his books so well. When he sees the "Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb" book, he starts patting himself on the belly to the beat (it's a rhyming book). When he sees the musical books that Ah Mah and Yea Yea gave him, he starts swaying in anticipation for the music.


5. To be gentle, especially with ladies

Sebby went through a phase where he thought it was hilarious to hit himself and other people. Although he still hits himself in the face sometimes, he has gotten a lot more gentle, especially with me.

Every time he would try to pull hair or hit in the face, Daddy would say "No Sebby, be gentle!" And he would show him how to touch gently, saying "This is gentle, Sebby."When Sebby is gentle, Daddy always praises him for doing a good job. We now no longer have to tell him to be gentle, it has became his default.

Sebby is SO blessed to be learning these and so many other things from his Daddy.


1 comment:

Maggie said...

Tara, I love seeing your updates on all the things Sebby is learning as he grows.

Also, good work Darren: Coffee appreciation is an important life skill! :-)