Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Awww, so sweet when he's complimentary. I made some chocolate pancakes with chocolate chips and walnuts. I tried a recipe from scratch, so much better than from a box. :) We shared snacks after his nap. When I was done with a piece, he said: "You're done? I give you another one. This one for you!" How nice, I like it when he shares!
He climbs up onto a chair every time I'm wrapping a gift or packaging something. Today I let him help a little with packing the box. But on Saturday, he takes my roll of tape and says, "I want to help. I will help you. I will get you..." He starts to tangle up the tape. He couldn't get any off the little dispenser so he looks at me and says, "I need help." Oh dear. I said, "I thought you were going to help me, now you need my help?"
All day I was hearing demand after demand. If I ask him, "How do you say it nicely?" He's respond with, "Please?" But I want him to say it in an entire sentence. I was tired of hearing him say, "I want it" or "Get it". Finally I just ignored his requests until he figured out to say, "Please, may I have..." And it worked! Why didn't I think of this before? He knows, he just wouldn't do it.
We went for a walk, a short one because it was cold! We brought a card over to our neighbor's house and walked to the end of the cu-de-sac. I asked him to hold the plastic bag and talked the whole time about how he's going to get Dotty's poop. "I get the bag and put it on my hand and I get the poop!" Good thing that wasn't necessary because I'm sure it would have gone wrong! NJ was not happy about going home, he wanted to keep going. He kept saying to me, "I don't want to go home..." even after we were in the house and taking his shoes off. You're already home, silly!
Monday, December 12, 2011
We met Auntie Sherry for lunch today. It was my first time driving any where else other than in the area and it was pouring rain! It was nice to see her though and NJ really liked seeing her too. He was talking about her even after we got home.
He even wanted me to pray for her when we sat down to eat. Ha, ha. He
I didn't realize what it sounded like until he repeated it... From the kitchen I heard him fall (at least that's what it sounded like). I went over and he was sitting on his bike with one hand on the floor, leaning over drinking from his straw cup that was also on the floor. How odd.
Sunday, December 11, 2011
We went down to stand by the boat, where we could feel the waves rocking under us. Uncle Perry held NJ for a while, fearing he'd fall into the water. I told him his arms would get tired and to let him stand holding onto us. I said to NJ, "You have to hold my hand or Ah-goo's hand at all times or you're going inside the house and no more boat parade." Whew, that worked! Ha, ha. But it got cold and the waves started to really rock, so we went back inside. As the parade went on, the boats got larger and the speed got faster, all making the waves bigger. NJ enjoyed waving and saying Hi and Merry Christmas to all the people on the boats that passed. That was nice.
On the way home I asked him, "Did you enjoy your time with Ah-gong (grandpa) and Ah-goo (uncle)?" His response, "Yeah, it was cool!" Ha, ha, woaw... he's never said that before!