Since we've been here, he has insisted on waking up at the irrational time of 6 am, or even 5:30 sometimes, and then by 10 am he's exhausted. We've been trying to keep him awake during the day so he'll sleep more at night.... but this has had the effect of making him seem rather narcoleptic. Anytime we leave him alone for more than 3 minutes, he tries to go to sleep.
So many times we have found him like this:
.... or like this....
.... or this. (Although in this case it's no wonder he's so exhausted, after doing his algebra and everything.)
Meanwhile, he's also getting more and more vehement in his retorts to us when he's angry. Shockingly, his plans are not always our plans, so he finds himself frustrated sometimes..... and likes to express himself accordingly. He tried responding to our discipline with statements like, "You stupid!" or "You mean!" but learned eventually that this was not a wise course of action.
So he's had to get more creative with his responses. We've had conversations like this:
Daddy: Alright, now you have to go to your room since you're not listening.
Miles: I'M NOT TALKING. I'M NOT TALKING TO YOU!
Mommy: Go sit on the bench until you're ready to be obedient.
Miles: I CAN'T SEE YOU. YOU'RE NOT MY MOMMY!
My favorite so far, though, has been one time last week when he was so frustrated with me that he tried to find something awful to say, and he came up with: "GOD DIDN'T MADE YOU!"
If he's still saying these kind of things in a few years, I'll be more upset about it. But right now when he speaks with his little baby voice without any "R's" and frowns with his chubby little cheeks, I just want to laugh.