Well, he's more of a swatter/shooer. Whenever Big D and I tell Baby D not to do something (like put his toothbrush into the sink overflow prevention hole thingy or bury his cars in the ashes in the fire place), he takes his little hand and waves us off in a "go to Hades you nonsensical unadventurous stiffs" manner. Usually an equally condescending furrowed brow accompanies this hand gesture. What's a parent to do?
I admit that we've also secretly smiled when hearing from his preschool teacher
Baby D still doesn't get the whole tear the gifts open concept because he knows that destroying paper goods is usually not permitted in the house. But, due to a half-melted birthday cake (my husband thinks you can refrigerate these) we had a lovely birthday celebration and he even managed to defeat the trick candles some smart aleck decided to put on his cake. In the words of Baby D: "Hap' Birday to Me".
So, now that you've had some time to nap, pop some Alka-Seltzer and have a greasy egg and cheese sandwich on a roll, pull up a chair and tell mama what you wish for the coming year. Better yet, did you end 2011 satisfied that you achieved some of the resolutions that you made around this time last year?