Friday, May 26, 2006

Excited for Mommy's Day at Preschool

Today is Mommy's Day at T's preschool. We are very excited about it! For the past few days, every ten minutes or so, T will tell me something else that we'll see at his school:

"If you bring a coat, I can show you where to hang it up. Are you bringing a coat mom? I think you might need a coat. And if you bring one, don't worry, I'll show you where to hang it up."

"You'll need to help out at clean up time. Everybody has to help out."

"We won't really do art, but I'll show you our art table and stuff. Too bad we won't do art, huh."

"You'll need to be careful of the busy road in the gym. It's a road of really really fast bikes. I'll be on the blue one."

"We'll probably sing songs. I KNOW you like to sing songs. You can sit by me in the circle."

"I have a secret to tell you...we're going to have a really really special snack at snack time. Something we never get to have...donut holes! I think we each get two!"

I took the day off and we leave in an hour. I can't wait :>

Monday, May 08, 2006

A Walk in the Park

We went to GramontheLake's house this weekend so that the big boys (M, his brother, and dad) could start building Gram's deck. It was a big job just to get started -- including moving a deck's worth of wood from the front yard to the back yard and sorting it by type of lumber (support beams, stairs, railing...).

While the Big Boys were doing this manual labor, Gram, R, T and I played. R and T went to the park with Gram on Saturday and again with me on Sunday.

I was very impressed with the boys' social skills -- how the boys made new friends and how nice to them they were. For example, R met a boy (age 7) named Michael. Upon hearing his name, R said "Hey, my dad's name is Michael. That's a nice name." R suggested that they play tag, which they did for awhile. Then Michael said, "I don't want to play this anymore." R said, "Okay, what to do you want to play." Then they played a new game. R was so friendly and amiable. Made his mama proud.

T also made a new friend, a little 5-year old girl named Madison. He joked around that she was in his class because he has a girl with the same name in his class. She was cracking up as he was saying "are you in my class?" and "'re not in my class, but you ARE in my class." Anyway, it was nice to see him so friendly (he has the potential to be so NOT friendly at times.)


R and T were just having a discussion during bath time. Subject: Whether or not you can stop the world (a good example of the philisophical debates that they often have). So, after their bath, they asked their closest resident expert, me.

R & T: Mom, can you stop the world?

Me: No, I don't think you can.

T: I told you so, R.

R: We'l, actually mom, I do know of a way that you can stop the world. Well, destroy it actually.

Me: What is it?

R: Well, first you have to get one of those really big pogo-sticks. You know, the REALLY BIG ones. Then, you go into outerspace and start jumping towards the sun. And, well, you stab the sun and it burns up and goes away. If you don't have the sun, you don't have the world.

Me: Hmmm. If you jump towards the sun, you'll probably get burned up and won't be able to finish the job.

R: Well, you just start at the planet to the left of the sun and you'll be okay.

T: Oh, now I get it.

I'm glad he gets it........