On Friday ATM and I went to see the animals at a fantastic animal rescue charity called Raystead. He was very excited as he informed me he was going to see tigers and elephants, luckily he was more than happy to see the donkeys, cats and sqeeled with delight at the bouncing dogs. As the sun shone down, ATM tottered about chatting away, interested in all the animals and as always putting the coins into the twirly donation tin before we go home.
These trips with ATM does make me think about the different way the boys are developing.
ATM is your classic 2.5 year old you know the one with the attitude of a 13 year old already. We get comments all the time on his clear speech,though he is now doing speech therapy everyday with his brother in some form and we are so used to talking in short sentences it's helped him develop even faster.
OB is not your classic development path, he will be four in May and we are only just starting to get two or maybe three words together that are not learnt phrases. But I digress we were talking about a trip out. The same trip with OB would still be a fun trip just a different trip, OB is a runner he can put Usain Bolt to shame and I always wear trainers just in case I need to sprint (please be aware I am 37) sprinting does not happen quickly anymore. So hand holding is needed he is getting better but I need to be on my guard. He is not that interested in the animals we have a lovely walk but it's a walk until we get to the playarea where I can just let him go, he climbs, plays and has a truly wonderful time. I talk to him about everything we see, I know some of it is going in as everyone and again a little gem will come out from him that I know he has heard from us.