Whenever others comment that Isaac is a clever boy, I always hasten to point out that he’s not really very clever. His language development is weird and definitely not ahead, and he’s really not particularly fast at cognitive skills either. What he is though, is very very active.
For instance, we were out with him last night for a Christmas dinner and by the time he was bathed and ready for bed at home, it was close to nine, almost four hours since his last nap and definitely past his usual bedtime. After nursing, he was so tired his eyes were fluttering close, but he decided HE JUST HAD TO GET UP. So he sat himself up, eyes blinked open, and started clambering around the bed! It was clear that he was really tired because he would stumble like a drunkard at times, and sometimes mid-climb he would rest his head and look like he was going to fall asleep in some awkward position. But no, he would not rest. When Ning tired to put him down and pat him to sleep, he resisted, then cried the house down.
In the end, we laid him down again, turned off the lights and I laid beside him without any form of communication or interaction with him. Of course, he got up again, happily chatting to himself, but falling over very often because he really was very very tired. Then, finally, after a few stumbles, and half-asleep moments, he fell on his back after one attempt to stand up, tried to flip onto his stomach so he could get up, BUT FELL ASLEEP MID-TURN! It was quite hilarious. It was obvious to us that he was already exhausted beyond words, but he just had to exert every single last ounce of energy before he was content to rest. So Ning and I have come to joke about our little ‘jock’ who is not particularly bright, but so determinedly active!