I only have the 1 child (so far, you know, living outside my body), so I don’t know how typical he is. But he goes practically non-stop. From almost the moment he wakes up in the morning until it’s time for bed. He stops for 2 things: a car ride and meals. I think that’s typical of a 16-month-old, but who knows? Typical or not, it’s him.
So, when he does have a “I’m going to go ahead and sit still” moment, we take advantage of it! It’s time to fill up mom or dad’s Cuddle Cup (that’s what we call it). Last night, Jeff put Phinehas to bed and I looked into the bedroom to see the two of them just sitting there in the chair. Phinehas had his sippy cup of milk, but wasn’t really drinking it. They were just sitting there, Phinehas on Jeff’s lap. Phinehas was ‘talking’ and gave hugs occasionally. Every few seconds, he’d take a drink, but he wasn’t really interested in it. I just smiled and kept on walking.
I asked Jeff later, “Were you filling your cuddle cup?”
Jeff’s answer: “Yup. The boy doesn’t stay still long enough for me to fill it often enough. Gotta take advantage of those moments!”
Agreed! This is the good life.