I don't even know what to say about milestones. In my opinion, he's a genius...but I do realize that I am somewhat biased. :) Seriously though, I am considering petitioning to see if he can skip a grade -- WI dictates that you have to be the age for your class before Sept 30 -- which means he will miss the cut off by a month and a half -- and be one of the oldest in his class. If he's anything like mom, that will mean less challenge in the classroom. Big Max and I are ok challenging him at home in addition to school (as we SHOULD be doing as PARENTS), but I just vividly remember being so BORED and going up a grade for things like reading...and how uncomfortable that felt. So, I think I'd rather pursue seeing if he could just start out ahead. We shall see.
ABCs - can identify all, spell 'max, mom, dad and sam' -- especially fond of X's and O's....no pun intended!
Colors - knows them all
Shapes -- probably knows more than I do!
Days of the week -- we are working on this. He knows them all by name, but not always in the right order.
Animals - his favorite right now might be the crocodile, or a turtle, or a bonobo. It changes daily. I am making sure that he knows the difference between a monkey and an ape. :)
Potty-training - we are SO close. I know it feels like I've been saying that for awhile, but he's gone the last few days dry at daycare. Today after school he kept telling me when he needed to use the potty (instead of me pestering him repeatedly). I'm thinking one of these days it is just going to 'click' and we won't have to look back (just like walking).
I'm sure there is more that I am forgetting. This kid seriously just cracks me up. The stories he comes up with are insane! Today on the way home from school he told me that he wants to take a rocket to the moon. So, I told him that if he wanted to do that, he needed to be really smart. So you can see the wheels in his head spinning as he processes this and he says "But mom, I AM smart. See? 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10! I can count to 10. I AM smart. Let's take a rocket to the moon now." LOL
Max 9 months
Max 21 months
Max 33 months