Jason and I will rotate every night doing a tuck-in for one boy and then checking in on the other. Tuck-ins are lengthy with book reading, laying with them and a small chat or some tuck-in routine set by either one of us (I do something specific with Kiefer while Jason may do something different when it’s his turn to tuck in Kiefer and vise verse). Check-ins are supposed to be brief giving us both a chance to say goodnight to both boys and so Jason was checking in on Cameron tonight. Cameron was wondering why he took so long before coming in to his room, so Jason tried to explain about part of his conversation with Kiefer who he was tucking in tonight. For the record, Jason did not take long at all to check in on Cameron. He was just being impatient. We are talking maybe 3-5 minutes after I left his room.
Cameron: Daddy, why did you take so long to check on me?
Jason: Kiefer was asking me questions about bones and muscles.
Cameron: Do dogs eat our bones?
Jason: No dogs don’t eat our bones, they eat snack bones.
Cameron: Yeah, cause if dogs ate our bones, we would be all squishy.
Just over the weekend, Cameron and Kiefer were talking to me about holidays. I figured we’d talk about a few that are coming up.
Me: Boys, do you know what special days are coming up in May and June?
Me: In May it’s your daddy’s and mommy’s birthday and it’s Mother’s day. In June, it’s Father’s day, your birthday, and your auntie’s birthday.
Both: What’s Mother’s Day?
Me: It’s a day you celebrate your mother.
Cameron: What do you do for Mother’s Day?
Me: Well, since it’s a day to celebrate your mother, you can say nice things to her, or do something nice for her, get or make her something nice, …something to make her feel happy or special.
Me: Yes, Cameron?
Cameron: I like your face.
LOL!! You gotta give the boy credit for trying!
This past week in preschool, the boys talked about Earth. During class, the teachers will ask a question for the class to answer and they will write it down for all to see. This was a couple of highlighted answers posted for this past week.
WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THE EARTH?
“The water has dolphins.”
Cameron LOVES dolphins so that answer was no surprise
WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT GRAVITY?
“It’s something that keeps you from floating in to outer space.”
I thought that was pretty creative of Kiefer to say. …and so true!
I was having breakfast with my boys before it was time to go off to school. I had been suffering from a repetitive song of theirs that was stuck in my head all morning. I thought I’d let them in on it.
Me: I was taking a shower this morning and I had a song of yours stuck in my head.
Cameron: Which one?
Me: Goober Peas. I was just wondering what a goober pea was and then I started to think of the song. I got it stuck in my head. I couldn’t help but sing it over and over again.
(I sang the song in my head, not out loud.)
Kiefer: Did you get water in your mouth?
Who says Cameron doesn’t listen? Well, just about anyone that knows him. Tonight, however, there’s proof he DOES listen. He’s fooled us all! I was singing “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” to him (he requested a song. The boy demands; must sing!). I get to the part “…birds fly over the rainbow. Why then oh why can’t I?” Cameron cuts me off and says, “Because she doesn’t have a ladder. And then she wouldn’t be able to climb down either.” Finishing the song was a challenge. You try singing and laughing at the same time!
Tonight, before the singing, during the last minute tuck-in talk, Cameron had a random thought: Continue Reading »
This weekend was by far one of the busiest weekends we’ve ever had! Let’s see…
Jason and I went to Laurel Park elementary school to discuss the possibility of moving to a different track. The person we talked to reassured us that the track we chose will have two classes at least for the first few hears out boys are in school. However, we needed to get proof of the therapies our boys have been receiving during preschool (speech therapy and occupational therapy), so they can continue the therapy during kindergarten. I had to find out when they first started and then the more recent start to a second round of therapies are so the therapists at Laurel Park will have an idea of the progress my boys are making and what sort of help they need. I also need to write up and explanation of why they are in therapy. Alright no big deal. It was kind of nice going to that school again. It’s a big reminder of what sort of school we can look forward to our boys going to.
After a good day at preschool, we picked Cameron and Kiefer up at school. They both had good days so we were very happy about that. That night was a parent’s night out for them at the school which we were really looking forward to. They got dropped off at school at 6pm. We went off to dinner and a movie. Continue Reading »
My boys had a playdate today with a friend from their last school. For a few days, Kiefer was asking what his friend’s favorite color was. So, I asked her mother through email. About every 15 minutes or so since I emailed her, he’d ask if she answered yet. Finally after about a day, she answered. His friend’s favorite color is blue. I didn’t think anything of it, but then today, just before it was time to go on this playdate, Kiefer insisted he’d find something to wear that was blue because it was his friend’s favorite color and wanted to show it to her. For a 4-1/2 year old, that was very thoughtful and quite adorable he thought that far ahead on how to make his friend feel special.
That just made me feel so proud!
Every night during their bedtime routines, Cameron and Kiefer have been reading The Magic Tree House books with Jack and Annie adventures at a fierce rate. Well….I and their daddy have been reading the books and they have been listening quite intently (considering most other books, they just wiggle and roll around half-listening and with these books they sit and listen most of the time, I’ll consider that intently otherwise).
So all day today, Cameron has been in and out of time out (including while in school). So, he was told to go to his room tonight because he wouldn’t stop shooting his toy robot gun over the stairs from upstairs to downstairs after being told to stop. I think he’s starting to catch on that it’s time to rest and not get too upset. Cameron is playing in his room. I can hear him talking. I start listening in a bit, and he’s saying some really interesting stuff. Stuff I’ve never heard him do before, but words and phrases I recognize from books we’ve been reading to him every night. Then Kiefer started to play with a loud toy pretending to vacuum the office floor with it, so I could not hear much else from Cameron other than he was still vocalizing some very concentrated thoughts.
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Today we all went to the park for some bike riding practice and stomp rocket fun. During stomp rockets, there were a ton of birds at the near by dock over the lake. I mean tons! So, when it was time to head back to the car, we thought it would be fun for the boys to see so many birds in one place.
Daddy: Hey boys, do you want to see some crazy birds?
We go to the docks.
Boys: That’s a lot of birds!
Cameron: I like crazy birds. I like crazy…like my school teacher!
He did say her name, but it’s omitted for privacy.
Today was an unusually warm day as it IS winter…I think! So, by the time school was over, it was warm enough to take off their jackets. We were putting the harnesses on the boys, and Cameron decides he needs to point out why he’d rather have the normal seat belt (which we use for their winter jackets since the jackets are too puffy for the harness to fit correctly).
Daddy: OK Cameron, we need to put on the harness this time.
Cameron: Why? I won’t be able to reach! What if I want to play with my balls?
I’m sorry, us gutter minded adults couldn’t keep it together. Too innocent, too funny!