P is one funny kid! I have at least a story a day of his antics that completely crack me up. He is very smart, has an insatiable curiousity and wants to experience everything tactilely.
Example #1: Friday, it was rainy outside, so I decided to take the kids to an indoor playground. As I was loading the car in the driveway, I lost sight of P's head. I jumped out of the car calling his name and ran to where I saw him last....to find him completely flat on his belly on the rainsoaked driveway lapping rainwater up out of a puddle with his tongue. When I shouted, "P!" He looked up at me with a grin and said "Aaaahhh. Thirsty!" Nevermind the fresh, cold sippy cup he had dropped on the ground to get to the puddle!
Example #2: Before he will ingest any food, he must first examine it thoroughly which involves completely destroying it with his hands. Needless to say, he is always COMPLETEY a mess. When I wash clothes, I can look at 2 identical boy shirts and there is absolutely no doubt in my mind which shirt P wore vs. which one R wore. Last week at Day Camp, P was in his "change of clothes" 3 out of 5 days.
Example #3: Yesterday, at my Mom & Dad's house, P decided to check out their cat...I'll spare you the details, but let's just say he might be training to be a proctologist.
He goes about all of this "exploring" very quietly. He is an independent, sweet, funny guy. It is hard to be angry because he generally is not trying to be disobedient...he is just very, very curious about the world.
And did I mention he has ACED the "What? I didn't MEAN to make this mess, Mommy" look in a way that melts me?