Saturday, October 4, 2008


I don't write much about Shane on here, only because Weston is so hilarious and provides so much good blog fodder all by his lonesome. Not surprisingly, however, Shane is also very funny. Why, just this morning he had a poopy diaper that he wiggled off inside his sleeper, and then.... oh, never mind. It really wasn't all that amusing.

But clever! He is very clever. He meows and quacks. We taught him the sign for 'duck', which is to make a bill over your mouth with your hand, and added the quacking sound, and now he uses that for all birds.

And musical! He loves to sing the 'Mail' song from Blue's Clues, complete with dance movements. If he is grumpy for any reason, the song will cheer him up instantly. They do say music soothes the savage beast, right? If Blue's Clues is not on your tv 24 hours a day and you're not familiar with the mail song, it goes a little like this:

Here's the mail, it never fails (arms swinging)
It makes me want to wag my tail ('tail' wagging)
When it comes I want to wailllllll
Maillllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll (Vibrating hands framing face)

He also loves to actually get the mail. We have a little box with a combination dial and a little handle. When we go to the post office, he runs right to our box, which is surrounded by hundreds of other ones, and spins the dial.

Shane is a nature lover. He loves to water the plants, pick up rocks and sticks, and look at bugs. Fish are his favorite. He says 'ish!' 'ish!' when he wants to get up and look at our fish tank. The guppy mortality rate is pretty high here, about 100%, but our plecostomus (sucker fish) continues to thrive. We hold him up so he can see and he looks around until he sees it and then points and laughs. Yesterday I took him to the little shop at the BX where they have some aquariums so he could see the fish. The goldfish tanks there have open tops and and I had to take his little grabby hands out of there before the nice Korean lady that works there started to swear at us.

He likes to draw- we have lots of markers, crayons and paper, as well as window markers and sidewalk chalk for the deck. He has been drawing with his left hand. He loves to play ball. He has a mouth full of teeth and his eyes have become quite brown. He eats everything and does a really good job with utensils. He likes to help unload the dishwasher, clean up messes on the floor and use the broom. He has recently learned to jump and he can almost get the front door open. Hey, did you hear something? It sounded like the door. You didn't hear anything? Shane! Shane! Oh, no, gotta go!

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