Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Forgetting Sometimes He is only 3

Sometimes with my son I forget he is only 3, very soon to be 4. It is an easy mistake to make with him as he is as tall if not taller than most of his preschool classmates which are 4 going on 5, plus he doesn't have any baby fat. In addition, he is doing very well with his numbers and letters, just today his teacher told me he is beyond where he should be with his numbers as he can recognize his numbers beyond 20 along with knowing his letters very well. We have even started working on spelling words with him. (I know it sounds braggy, I am just a proud daddy is all, and maybe a little braggy.)

Apparently the boy is tasty as well, and I am sure it has nothing to do with the chocolate chip pancakes he is eating:

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Spoke to soon

I know better. I am too superstitious to say stuff like I did in my last post. Not sooner than I hit "publish post" did the worm turn. The next day my son turned back to his old ways. So in effect what I am hoping here is that since I am writing this I am hoping that it will reverse the reversal and I will never speak of it again. He really is a good boy, just becoming very independent and wants to do things his way, although in the meantime he may just make me carry through on jumping out of the basement window.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

A Change in Attitude

I am astounded by the sudden change in attitude. My son has went from tantrum at every turn no matter what I said, even if it were "Do you want a cupcake?" Suddenly this week he has been more polite and nice to me than usual. Not that he is bad but I am the parent so he must test the limits every time. When suddenly a couple of days ago his attitude has changed dramatically where he is listening more and being more attentive. Now I know this will change in the near future but I wish I could bottle it.

I am still not allowed to walk him into school, I wanted to ask his teacher a question the other day and he just wanted me out of there. I guess it is his world and Daddy is not allowed. He loves school which is good, he wishes he could stay all week and so do I sometimes, well except for the nice boy I have around this week.

My little daughter is doing quite well and seems to be doing a lot more these days. She loves to do raspberries, stick out her tongue, and lay on her belly and play or look around to see what is going on. The only thing I need is for my son to dance around and she will giggle herself silly as she loves her brother and if he is dancing around it is non-stop baby laughing.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

The New Dinner Game & Other Updates

Eating meals for my son has become an adventure again. He will throw tantrums when it becomes mealtime, without fail about 10-30 minutes before Lunch or Dinner he will ask for a snack. We tell him no it is almost dinner time and he flips out. With that we introduced a new tactic in the dinner time fight, 10 pennies! He starts off the meal with 10 pennies, every time he gets up, whines, cries, or gets too distracted from eating he loses a penny. I have even stretched it to cover the tantrum he starts to throw when i tell him it is dinner time. So far we have had some success, although I have a feeling that he will catch on and this will become unimportant to him and we will go back to brawling over dinner time. The funny part is when he eats he eats and he eats a lot. I know it is an independence thing but it sure gets frustrating.

My daughter is doing well, she is growing, eating, sleeping and pooping, so I guess everything in babyland is going well. She is starting to sit up on her own a bit and she is becoming more vocal as the days go on. Just the other day I swear she said, "New shoes, new handbag!" She has also started the rice cereal, which my son thinks is neat although he thinks she is eating "Life" cereal. She definitely loves her brother when he is around and doing stuff she just smiles and laughs to no end.

Last night my son went with his mommy and me to a football game, he was very excited and had a great time although I don't think he really understood a lot of what was going on, but he did know that our team lost.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

What my son learns at preschool

As many of you know my son likes to make up games but this one I am not so sure. He either learned it at preschool or he made it up. My theory is he learned it at preschool and then realized he shouldn't be telling me about it so he made up something else.

Son: "Lets play dice!"
Daddy: "Dice?!"
Son: "Yeah, dice. We have to get some coins."

Well needless to say I was curious. There were no dice in the version he should me so that is why I think he didn't tell me the whole truth. SO I'll be watching the little man to see what kind of watches he wears, the clothes he picks out or any of the latest Thomas the Trains with bling.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

The Things the Boy Says

When children express themselves you never know whether you will be able to hold in the laughter. When we leave my parents house I usually honk the horn at them. Today after I honk the horn at them my sons says "Don't honk at my people!" My son has people, I guess I will have to call his people to see what he wants for lunch from now on.

One of my favorite things is that sometimes he talks like the great Jedi Master Yoda. He re-arranges his sentences, for example "Brown, My favorite color is." He has since outgrown this trait, although sometimes it still happens. Wait until he starts watching Star Wars, maybe then he will start levitating and moving things with his mind.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

4 Months

The Two Cousins

Can't Leave out the Boy