The act (art?) of positive thinking. That's something to think about.
It is something that we can choose. Unless you can't, in which case you probably require medication.
Instead of thinking you're going to fail, think you'll succeed and often, surprise surprise, it comes true. Is that not what sets Olympians apart from each other? Being able to visualize and believe in one's own potential and ability to succeed?
It's not an easy frame of mind to achieve if you're oppressed/unfortunate/the 99%, but then, perhaps it's really the only thing that you have control over that will make a real difference in your life.
Who am I lecturing? Not you, dear reader, but myself of course!
And as usual, I'll cut myself off and turn it over to Henry!
Movement: walking forwards and backwards, able to mount his toy car unaided, runs around with toy golf club and hits balls, likes to push strollers and shopping carts, will bite, pinch (esp. the waddle under my neck), and finally, he can put objects through the shape sorter so long as someone points out the correct hole.
Speech: knows "can you say..." and often he'll try to imitate but comes out with "dat". He can say truck, bus, bicycle (bgyabgya), cat, dog, book, boots, banana, moon, milk, tractor, and if asked if he can point to an object, he can identify animals, all manner of vehicles and animals, some fruit, a hatchback, a bridge, a train, bus, minivan, giraffe, etc...
So that gives an indication as to what stage he is in. And such a fun one.
He will be moving to the toddler room at daycare in about 6 weeks, so the transition is beginning with him spending time in the playground with the toddlers instead of being walked in the strollers for 45 min. He's starting to enjoy it, which is a good sign. Soon he'll be taking his naps in a cot, and eventually will be brought into the toddler room for periods of time, allowing him to gradually adjust. I will be very sad to see him leave the wonderful care of the infant room ladies. I feel so close to them and will miss catching up with them every day. But, I've got to think positively that the toddler room will also have wonderful staff to whom I will also become attached. We already know one of them since she was in the infant room when Henry started and that will help with the transition to be sure.
Finally, Stephen & I have a weekend of togetherness coming up. We've both taken Friday and Monday off of work so that we can spend 4 days together, 2 with Henry, 2 with each other. We hope to see a play on Friday night, and maybe a movie somewhere in the mix.
...insert your favourite inspirational quote here...