So, I was checking in on Cameron tonight. He had plenty of questions and comments that just got me going.
Me: I feel like I’m the luckiest mommy alive to have such wonderful, special boys like you and Kiefer. You make me laugh. You make me smile. You fill my bucket. You are so smart.
Cameron: But what if you’re dead?
(moment of laughter from me)
Me: Why would I be…? Even when I’m dead, I’m always going to love you! But, I’m not going anywhere for a very long time. In fact, I’m sure I’ll be alive to see my grandchildren. You’ll find someone and maybe have children.
Cameron: But, if you are dead, how can I see you?
Me: I won’t be dead. Maybe you’ll find someone when you are in your 20’s. That puts me around 55. I’m still young then.
Cameron: But, what if you are 100?
Me: When I’m 100, you’ll be about 65. You’ll probably have grandchildren of your own by then, and I’ll have great grandchildren.
Cameron: But, I don’t want a baby in my belly!
(Again, more laughter)
Me: Cameron, the girl in your life will be the one with a baby in her belly.
Cameron: OHHH! That’s OK then!
What a bummer. I was hoping to go swimming with my boys. Yesterday, Cameron hurt his finger and it hurt him through the night. I was afraid he wouldn’t be able to swim today. We were supposed to go swimming with my aunt which we haven’t done in a while. Luckily, she lives close by, so cancelling wasn’t a big deal. What a shame though. It would have been fun and it would have gotten them out of the house. Cameron’s finger at least isn’t swollen, so I know it’s not broken. He took off the splint I made him… Read more
Today, Cameron and I were shopping at the near by groceries store. We got to talking about strangers and what he should do. It was a random conversation which he started, but it was important so I went with it.
Cameron: It’s not good to be nice to strangers.
Me: Well, not exactly. You can be nice, but you shouldn’t be talking to strangers.
Cameron: I shouldn’t talk to strangers because they might take you and make you eat something I don’t like like turkey. I don’t like turkey, but a stranger might tell me, “You have to eat that!” And then the stranger will make me eat it, and I really don’t want turkey. That would be bad!
He actually kept on going on with the story, but by this time, I was giggling too much to really understand what he was saying.
Last night, Jason was putting Cameron to bed, and they were talking about superheroes and where they came from and what their alternative names are. For example: Wonder Woman is Diana Prince and Batman is Bruce Wayne. So, they got to talking about Superman and that he came from Krypton. Cameron had something to say about it.
Cameron: Superman is from Krypton.
Jason: Yes, that’s right! He is.
Cameron: Krypton blew up a long long time ago, like last October!
Jason is helping to start a new forum website for me. I’m all excited about it, so of course I asked him if he’s gotten the site up already. So, he proceeds to tease me about being impatient. Cameron and Kiefer were playing in the room and Kiefer catches part of the conversation.
Kiefer: Daddy, what are you doing?
Daddy: I’m teasing Mommy!
Kiefer (in a very happy voice): You’re teasing Mommy? Good for you!!
Should I feel ganged up on? LOL!!
Yesterday, we all had some rich foods. That means breath can be questionable after eating. Jason got a reminder of this little fact one night when Cameron needed some extra hugs before he went to sleep. Cameron came in to the office where Jason was sitting, and he climbed into his daddy’s lap for a hug.
Cameron: Daddy, you need to brush your teeth.
Daddy: Thank you. I will do that.
Cameron: Your breath smells like my stinky butt.
DOH! It took a second, but how can you not laugh at that one?
This time it should be the awesome things they say! Tonight, Cameron made his Daddy blush big time! We were talking about superheroes, what boy doesn’t like talking about superheroes?
Daddy: Boys, do you want to grow up to be superheroes?
Daddy: Cameron, do you want to be a superhero?
Cameron: Yes, I want to be a dad!
Now, wouldn’t that make you blush if your kid said that to you?
Well, the boys finally made it to Kindergarten! They did very well on their first day Thursday, July 11. It was a full day of school, but not with the full class. We drove them to school and walked them in to class. There was a sign-in sheet to include our names and emergency contact information for that day. The boys got a name tag each and found a seat. Their bags went in to a cubby and school supplies on the floor. Immediately, Cameron found a seat. Kiefer needed a little persuading, but he found a seat in front… Read more
All day, I get to hear what each boy claims the other says. Big time tattling! Today I heard a funny one!
Kiefer: (Undecipherable distant rambling)
Cameron: Mommy! Daddy! Kiefer’s lying! The Earth is not a rock!
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.