Jordan is fascinated by our house alarm. He loves the buttons.
And although I am bummed that it doesn't connect directly to a little model city that lights up, I too like pushing buttons.
Plus I love that if anything bad happens, the alarm will scream like a motherfucker and the police will arrive.
My son's fascination, I think, started with the doors. Because the alarm beeps and announces whatever alarmed window or door has just been opened. So it'll go "Beep beep beep! Front door!"
Yes, this is super annoying when you have people walking in and out constantly. But the house is big, and it's nice to know what's been opened.
Jordan started by saying, "Door door!"
He then moved on to front/back door. And now he's added the beep. He loves to beep.
The alarm, it seems, is top of his mind at all times. You go in to get him first thing in the morning, and he's standing in his crib, smiling. He says, "Hi!"
Except the way he pronounces it is ALLarm.
So I invariably reply, "Yes. Alarm! Alarm is downstairs!" or something along those lines.
Nick recently began indulging Jordan in his desire to press any and every button that might make some kind of noise. And so Nick will hold him up to the alarm button pad on the wall.
The thing is, Nick is big enough to sit in the red chair and lift J up over his head to get to the buttons. Also, strong enough.
Me, not so much. The kid has got to be somewhere around 30 pounds at this point.
So we'll be sitting in the chair, reading a book, when J will suddenly stand up on my lap, announcing, "ALLarm! Touchit!" "ALLarmtouchit!"
And then he'll procede to scale my body, thinking nothing of stepping on my chest, shoulder, face, in furtherance of his objective. It gets him close, but not quite close enough. I am short, after all.
Standing on my face only gets you so far.
And now we're off to our 18-month appointment (yes, 18 months was about six weeks ago, and I need to make these appointments months and months in advance and I didn't and I feel like a terrible mom for that) where I fear we will be getting shots and I'm completely dreading it.