When people ask what Oliver is like, I tell them he is a highly physical, exceptionally active, bundle of endless energy. I often get a response that is something along the lines of, “Well, that pretty much describes all toddlers.” To some extent, they are right, but what I really was trying to convey is that Oliver is not just active and energetic, but, as anyone who has spent more than 30 minutes with him can tell you, he is unusually active and energetic. And, by energetic, I mean the constantly scaling the furniture while squealing like a banshee and wielding a cat by the tail type of energy.*
I think that from now on, when faced with a question about what life with Oliver is like, I will simply play this video and then explain that this is just a typical evening in our household [Note that the shenanigans in the video continued for a period of over 45 minutes, right before bedtime]:
* For the record, I would not have him any other way! Yes, his wild and crazy energy keeps us constantly on our toes, but I cannot imagine life without his adventurous spirit and infectious laugh. He is amazing!