We still have a ton of halloween treats left and on Friday night I let the girls choose from the buckets (that's right, still plural!!) It's only fair that Caelan gets a treat too, especially since he impressed us with his carrot stick during dinner. Of course I didn't get any pictures of that though! He was putting it in his mouth and definitely working his teeth over it as little bits were missing. We all get pretty excited when Caelan decides to put things in his mouth. It's defintely something that has to be on his terms though. There's no rushing him or even making suggestions - it's just HIS way.
Anyway, when he chose the sucker, I figured it would be a good opportunity to try and get a little tongue action out of him. I still haven't been able to get him to copy me and stick his tongue out, although he will pretend to lick his toy ice cream cone. Put a real ice cream cone in front of him and it's a most definite no-go. As Caelan was obviously out to impress, I got the girls to each choose suckers and show him what to do. No arguments there! He pretty much had it all figured out anyway...
Look at that tongue... LOVE IT!!
We already know that we're going to be spending some time in the dental clinic at CHEO, so I'm not sure this was a great idea, but it was so worth it... look at the proud sticky boy below!
Way to go Caelan!
Note: Not to worry, he didn't eat the whole thing or anything, just some good licks!