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. little miss mel

    October 29, 2007 at 3:54 pm

    Hi Wito! So good to see you again! Looking darling as evah!

    We actually use a puppy back pack leash with Rt in airports, malls and other majorly populated places. Otherwise, we’d lose him and our minds at the same time. :)

  2. Emily

    October 29, 2007 at 3:56 pm

    Natural highlights.

    Bwa ha ha ha ha! That was great.

    Also, HOLY CRAP he is cute. And… well, enormous, isn’t he? I mean, how much DOES he weigh these days? 40? 50 pounds? How off the charts are we talking?

  3. Lisa

    October 29, 2007 at 4:12 pm

    He is such a beautiful boy! I love the expression in his eyes–very sweet and soulful!

  4. jonniker

    October 29, 2007 at 4:16 pm

    Is it creepy of me to say that dude, Sarah, your kid? He’s going to be really quite the looker for the ladies someday. Seriously. What a stunner he is.

  5. Karen

    October 29, 2007 at 4:20 pm

    Oh he’s gorgeous! I have used the leash a couple of times – only in really busy places (ie. airport) – quite effective, especially if you let him put it on.
    Thanks for the update.

  6. metalia

    October 29, 2007 at 4:22 pm


  7. saramoe

    October 29, 2007 at 4:46 pm

    Could he be any cuter? OMG! :)

    And a big yay for the book-lovin’. I so wish my nieces and nephews were like him.

  8. Not The Mama

    October 29, 2007 at 4:58 pm

    Dear god, the cuteness. It hurts. I just want to kiss his sweet cheeks. And those eyes. How do you ever say no to him? Don’t make us wait eight months for another update! He’s too cute to wait that long.

    Oh, and I literally burst out laughing at the Wito edition of Hair Thursday. Nicely done.

  9. bethany actually

    October 29, 2007 at 5:34 pm

    Wito clearly got your good taste in shoes, Whoorl. Those crabby Robeez are awesome.

  10. margot

    October 29, 2007 at 5:41 pm

    Dude, you have to have some serious guns carting that kiddo around. What a sweetheart he is!

  11. SAJ

    October 29, 2007 at 5:46 pm

    Yes, I have seen that boy go. I tried to stop him once. Once I got over how heavy he was and regained my blance, he just looked up at me with his giant patient eyes like I was a whack job. I put him back down and off he went as if it never happened.

  12. Amanda Brown

    October 29, 2007 at 6:09 pm

    Beautiful isn’t often a word used to describe little boys, but that is what he is! What a heartbreaker.

  13. am'ti b

    October 29, 2007 at 6:32 pm

    good to see you!

  14. Miguelina

    October 29, 2007 at 7:35 pm

    The eyes! Wow. Wito is adorable. So is your house.

    Oh, and Sebi has the same Beatles shirt!

  15. Angella

    October 29, 2007 at 7:12 pm

    Mothers. Lock up your daughters.


    He is one future lady-killer!