Taking this kid to the park is, well, an adventure to say the least. He has only one speed, and that's GO - in caps. In bold. In italics.
Right now, everything that's furry, has four legs and a tail is "a doggie." He says it like that lady on Hee Haw says "How-DEE!"
"Uh dug-IE!" It's the cutest thing.
Being very comfortable with and attracted to "uh dug-IES," when he saw the dozens and dozens of squirrels flitting about at Woodward Park, this was his oh-so-natural reaction:
Look at that body language. It doesn't exactly bring to mind cuddles, nuzzles or even the mainstays of rough love like affectionate ripping out of fur - my son's No. 1 choice for showing he cares.
They're really good at coming to the rescue.