Why do kids want the same damn books read to them roughly 5,498,394 each night?
Will has a rotating list of roughly four books that we read to him. “Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See,” “The Word Book,” “I Love to Laugh” and then some touch & feel book we have that consists of patches of different materials doubling as animal skin. It’s crazy though, he wants it read to him over and over and over again. We try to move onto a different book and when we do he just freaks out and reaches for his favorites.
Are all kids this OCD when it comes to books and routine at this age? Or do I have a Rainman kid on my hands here. Is he going to grow out of this or am i going to spend my life hearing about what time Judge Wapner is on and avoiding K-marts my whole life?
In other unrelated news, Will had his 15-month check up recently. Here are his stats:
Height: 34″ (100th percentile)
Weight: 27 lbs 2 oz (85th percentile)
Head: 49 cm (77th percentile)
HE IS SO DAMN TALL!!! I’m not quite sure where he’s getting it because I’m 5’10″ and MJ is 5’7″ at best. MJ’s brother is well over 6′ tall but no one in my family was blessed with height. He’ll probably plateau at some point soon but for right now he’s a giant. Our neighbors have a kid (also named Will) who is 5 months older than Will and they are the same size.
Oh for God’s sake, I have to go. Will just brought over his word book and is screaming at the top of my lungs for me to get off the computer.
I don’t even need the book, I think I know it by heart now…