The Biannual Whoorlito Update

Also known as the Whoorlito 15th month update.

Hmmm, where to begin. When I last updated you, Wito was 7 months old and looking like this:


Now, he more or less looks like this:


Unless I’m working on the laptop. Then, he looks like this:


Ack! The guilt! Stop with the eyes, kid!

Wito is no longer a baby. (sobbing all over my laptop) Physically, he’s still off the charts, towering over toddlers his age and eating their toys. Developmentally, he’s walking, dancing, faux-reading, babbling, throwing face-on-the-floor tantrums, you name it.

His two greatest loves (besides his glorious mother) are the outdoors and books. He never wants to be inside, always exploring and careening down the sidewalk at breakneck speeds. As SAJ has witnessed herself, if I put Wito down at the park, he will haul ass in the opposite direction without ever looking back. The kid would literally walk blocks without checking to see if I was still around. You know what this means, right? TODDLER LEASH TIME.

I kid, I kid.


However, when the time comes to return home, I have to wrangle his flailing appendages and muffle his blood-curdling screams in an attempt to get him inside the house. Just this morning while leaving the library, you would have thought I was ripping out his toenails while buckling him into his car seat. The child is one with nature.

As for books, well, books trump toys every damn time. It’s amazing. He has virtually no interest in toys right now, but give him a book or flashcards and he’s in heaven. (Hint hint, holiday shoppers.) And speaking of heaven, his most current quirk is just plain bizarro. When asked where the light is, he throws his palms to the sky, clenches his jaw, and slightly shakes his hands, as if he is channeling all of the energy in his body to turn the light on. It’s quite evangelical in nature. You might be reading about his popular cult in twenty years, is all I’m sayin’.

Wito’s hair:

Natural highlights

Oh. This isn’t supposed to be one of “those” posts.

Well, okay then! My work here is done!


All You Need Is Love. And a book. Preferably outside.

  1. cocodrie

    October 29, 2007 at 2:52 pm

    Books! And being outdoors in the sunshine! My kinda boy.

  2. BBM

    October 29, 2007 at 2:27 pm

    That is one freakin’ cute kid. Freakin’ cute AND he has good hair. What more could you ask for?

  3. LVGurl

    October 29, 2007 at 2:35 pm

    “All you need is love. And a book. Preferably outside.”

    LOVE IT!

    Look what a big boy he is! And the eyes!

  4. Jennie

    October 29, 2007 at 2:45 pm

    This was so funny and sweet and perfect. I loved it.

  5. hello insomnia

    October 29, 2007 at 2:45 pm

    I always wonder about those toddler leashes, but sometimes they would be so handy, and more humane than, say, a toddler collar.

  6. paisley

    October 29, 2007 at 2:46 pm

    What a gorgeous child!!!!!

    So sweet. What a great update!

  7. Janssen

    October 29, 2007 at 2:47 pm

    Wow, he is a doll. I can’t believe what a little person he is.

  8. janet

    October 29, 2007 at 3:07 pm

    he is so cute I want to eat him. In a book taco while camping in the great outdoors, of course. And I still think he looks like you.

  9. sizzle

    October 29, 2007 at 3:08 pm

    he just gets cuter and cuter. though i’m not there to witness the fits on the floor. i find those a bit too amusing…probably because i am just an aunt and not a mom. ;)

  10. Annika

    October 29, 2007 at 3:12 pm

    Maybe a shock collar?

  11. Candi

    October 29, 2007 at 3:18 pm

    I’ve been visiting here for about a month and I finally have to comment.

    You have a very very adorable little boy :) He should be in commercials or something!

  12. Rattling The Kettle

    October 29, 2007 at 3:19 pm

    Either that kid is a giant, or you have a very low sofa. :-)

  13. erin rae

    October 29, 2007 at 3:21 pm

    Your kid makes my ovaries ache.

    Damn you Whoorl.

    But his natural highlights and haircut suit his face shape and coloring quite perfectly….

  14. amy

    October 29, 2007 at 3:23 pm

    it hurts the eyes how adorably cute this child is. i mean what a total hunk of love! those eyes! oh and his style…i guess his mom gets all those compliments. but your child is stunning.

  15. Beth

    October 29, 2007 at 3:29 pm


    SO cute!