The other afternoon, Son #2 toddled up to me, whimpered a bit, and demanded. "Ba ba."
I said. "Oh, you want your sippy, sippy cup. Let me go get it for you."
Son #2 ran to the refrigerator door and looked at me expectantly. I carefully opened the door and grabbed the sippy cup and soy milk. Son #2 peeked inside and fiddled with the humidity buttons. When I finished filling his cup, I returned the soy milk to its shelf and announced. "OK. It's time to close the door."
Son #2 ran to the other side of the refrigerator door and patted it. Then, I sang out. "Close it. Close it." Son #2 giggled and babbled something unrecognizable. Then, we headed toward the sofa.
Son #2 gazed at his sippy cup with hands outstretched. "Want that." He requested. I scooped him up and gently lay him down with his head on one of the arm rests. Son #2 reached for his sippy cup and began to drink immediately. I grabbed a small blanket and covered him. Just as I was about to walk away, a little hand reached up. I guessed that he wanted me to hold him for a bit so I began to snuggle him.
Son #2 looked so content drinking from his cup as I stroked his face. When he was finished with his drink, he held it up in the air and declared. "All done." I took the cup and placed it on the lamp table.
"Go night night." I whispered.
Son #2 whispered in return. "Night night."
I ran my fingers through my baby's hair and rubbed my hand across his eyebrows. Son #2's eyes began to droop as he relaxed in my arms. Then, I heard a little noise. Lo and behold Son #2 was fake snoring. He opened one eye slightly and snorted. I couldn't believe what I was hearing and seeing! The little rascal was trying to fool me! I continued to stroke his hair while he continued to saw pretend logs. After a while, Son #2 did fall asleep but not before he acted out one final snore.
Son #2 has a pretty good sense of humor. He is a BIG turkey. However, there is an even BIGGER turkey that has taught Son #2 the joys of fake snoring.