I think Nathaniel must get weekly memos from someone telling him the things that he is "supposed" to be doing as a 2 and a half year old. Like the potty training thing. It wasn't working or going anywhere, but all of a sudden he is very interested in peeing in the toilet, and has been fairly successful as well.
However, I only wish that all of the "new" things were positive. Here is a short list of Nathaniel's "new" things.
1. Whining: Ever since Aaron came home from the hospital Nathaniel has been in "super whine" mode. Everything he doesn't like results in instant meltdown, complete with smacks on the forehead and wails of "I don't like (or want) _____." In fact, right now he is currently throwing a fit because I took the dice away from him from his Cootie game because he was putting it in his mouth (yes, I realize that the singular of dice is die, but I don't care).
2. Asking "Why?": This morning I was awoken to Nathaniel standing next to my bed saying, "Why mom?" and I hadn't even said anything!! A minute ago (right before the fit started) he tapped me on my knee and said, "Why?" With the cute hands up in the questioning pose.
3. Rebelling against naps: For the most part I can get Nathaniel to go down for his nap, but the last couple of days he has completely balked and spends his entire nap time talking loudly and yelling for me saying he wants to get up. He is exhausted, yet refuses to nap. I don't care if he sleeps (I do, but I don't make it an issue), but I do want him to rest for at least an hour and a half. Ugh.
So, that is the new things Nathaniel has been up to. Another one is tapping me incessantly until I give him my attention. That is what he is doing right now. *sigh*.