Yes it has happened. I’ve turned into one of those mothers that thinks her kid is a genius. A freaking genius, if you want to know the truth. Holden is 7 months old and he’s so alert, aware and deliberate that I feel like I’m hanging out with a 7 year old. I can’t even imagine what it will be like when he’s seven! It’ll be like hanging out with Nietzsche (heaven forbid) or Rand; he’ll be so advanced he’ll be thinking I’m the kid and he’s the adult.
Ok I’m getting ahead of myself. Anyway – we broke the camera in NC so I have no proof of any of this, but he can say Mama and knows what he’s saying. Today we went for a walk and I said “Hi buddy” and he looked at me and said “Hi Mama.” Well he sort of growled it. We’re both sick with colds so our voices are funky right now. He’s so much fun. He can follow orders and understands so much of what I say, even if he deliberately chooses to disobey. He sniper-crawls everywhere, gets into everything, fears nothing, laughs with me all the time, eats anything I give him and knows that he’s got me wrapped around one of his cute fat little fingers.