Even though my child never sleeps (I seriously think he's channeling Samara from The Ring) he sometimes does something so cute I completely forget that I'd rather be sleeping. Last night, after being awake for 16 straight hours (waking up yesterday at 4:50 a.m. and skipping his nap again--ugh!!!), he still had the energy to knock my socks off with his adorable-ness.
Yesterday I bought him a group of Elmo toys off Craigslist. He was so excited when I came home that he kept repeating, "Present, present!" He played with the "new" toys for a couple hours. One of the toys is an Elmo radio that plays songs and has a microphone for your child to sing into. I didn't even have to show Topher how to use it--he grabbed that microphone with a purpose (we think he must have learned that from Glee) and quickly singled out his favorite Elmo song: Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes. And then, without any prompting, he started singing along. I've never seen him sing along to anything before. Sometimes he'll coo "oooo" while a song is playing but this time he was singing the real words.
So over and over again he sang "knees and toes, knees and toes, knees and toes" directly into the microphone. And it had me laughing all the way down to my knees.
And my toes.