Ace is thirteen months and I may have found a job. Happily, it doesn't start until September. So, if everything works out, I will have a lovely spring and summer with my little guy.
Since I may have found a job, and since daycare is very competitive around here, I went ahead and took a spot for Ace in a daycare center that is very convenient to B's work. Ace is going to start there in May, going two half days at first and then transitioning to three full days in September. I am looking forward to the two days a week! Just to have some time to myself will be fantastic. I wonder how much I can get done in three and a half hours?
Ace is so much fun these days. He is pointing to everything and telling me all about what he sees, except that I have no idea what his little noises mean. His most frequent word sounds like woof, but it has to mean something else to him because he uses it all the time. I wonder what his first word will be and when it will happen?
He is also not walking yet. He is still cruising. Everyone that sees him says, "Any day now!" but I don't know. He has no interest in doing it on his own.
Ace seems to have developed some anxieties, but nothing too bad. The worst may be his fear of other children. He does not like being approached or cornered by other kids. When it first happened, it seemed as if it might have been an incident of racism, but then I noticed that it happened with all skin colors. Phew!