It amazes me that he taught him self this skill. I don't even know how long we worked with Chase to teach him to jump, but I know that it was one of his PT goals for 6 months, and we got a trampoline for him to practice on, for heaven's sake! I'm not resentful of the ease of how he learns things as opposed to Chase, because I think I am in a good place in the realization that Chase does things at his own pace, and WILL do them eventually. I just think that the pace and the learning curve of Gavin is something that I never really thought about when Ian was little, and now in comparison to Chase it is miraculous.
Other things about Gavin:
*He likes to eat almonds.
*He sleeps with his Spoka (Ikea nightlight thing) and his monkey.
*He hoards toys.
*He loves singing Happy Birthday, Wheels on the Bus, Twinkle Twinkle, and Itsy Bitsy Spider.
*He does NOT liked to be buckled into his booster seat for meals.
*He drinks a smoothie every morning.
*He does everything that Chase does and Chase does everything that Guy does. Someday I think they will create a vacuum of toddler energy with this cycle.
*When he gets upset or in trouble, he will wail "Beeeeedddddd!" while signing "tired", but he doesn't really want to go to bed.
*He loves all things Elmo.
*He loves baths and sometimes showers.
*He will not let you carry him up the stairs (independent much?).
*He likes to help load and unload the laundry and the dishes (and does a surprisingly good job at both!).
*He can reach and open all the drawers in the kitchen and steals random objects. He is particularly fond of Chapstick, which he will either apply gently to his entire face or eat.
*He will take his dirty dishes to the sink and put his trash in the trash can.
*He can do those small wooden puzzles with the handles on the pieces by himself.
*He will declare, "Phone!" or say "Hello?" every time he hears a phone ring. He will also try to answer it, as if he is expecting an important call any moment.
I totally love this kid, Chapstick habit and all.