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Little Tidbits from This Week

Just a few little stories from this past week.

Joash has discovered the purpose of his nose. To smell things. While he still doesn't get the concept of  inhaling to smell, he certainly tries a lot. He smells all kinds of things: his hands, his toys, his food, his spoon. He is pretty proud of himself, since he thinks he is really smelling stuff. In reality, he just exhales all over everything.

Joash has also discovered the fun to playing hide and seek. This usually happens around bath time. He will come up stairs with me and then run away giggling. Most of the time, I am right on his tail, so he just lays down on the floor and covers his eyes and laughs. Sometimes he hides in a different room. He tries to get behind a book rack, but since there are no books on it, it is pretty easy to figure out where he is. One day this week he did start to get the concept of actually hiding. I started filling the tub for him and then went in the hall to find him. I didn't hear him, which is a bit unusual, so I said his name. Then I heard a giggle coming from his room. I went in and still didn't see him. Then I heard some movement coming from behind the rocking chair in his room. He was trying to hide behind the chair, but his giggles gave him away.

Tonight Joash also learned the dishwater suds do not taste very good. Joash is starting to have quite the fascination with water. He love to wash his hands, hold his hands under the tap while the tub fills for his bath and just play in the water. Today I was trying to get the dishes done, so I put a towel on the floor and put some water in a container for Joash to play with. We have done this once before and that time I got a few toys that would be okay in water for him to play with. Today he went and found those toys himself when he saw the container of water on the floor. He noticed the bubbles in my dishwater, so I put a few in his water. He thought that was really cool. Once all of his had popped, he came by me looking for more. So I put a bunch in his water. And that was when he thought they looked really tasty. He quickly realized that was not the case. I cleaned out his mouth, but it took a while to recover since he wouldn't take a drink of anything.

We will see what next week brings.

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