|I'mma gonna get a monster!|
2. In the passing of Christmas, Mellow has been dressed up as Captain America/Spiderman/Woody every day (Thanks Santa, Aunt Jenalynn and Aunt Kimberly). I swear we put on real clothes each morning, but spying a leg of one outfit hanging out of the hamper he is redressed in a flash. Yesterday he insisted that I call him Woody all afternoon and answered his name with "Arg Matey" just to add to the mix. Yesterday I walked in to his room, knocking aside a row of cars. He flipped on me and was all these my BAY-bies and you KNOCK-ed them overs!! He held them in his shirt and carried them around all day. His personality bursts and shines from every smile and odd-phrased acknowledgement, all I NEED some you-ce mama or I gonna die to death.
3. Mellow has given up watching TV for paraphrasing. For every ten minutes he watches, he runs to use for one and yells did you see that tat-er-pillar. He's throwin' balls. He's gonna be in trouble. Mama spidey doesn't like that. In a bubble of excitement he races back to the TV and will soon yell out you see that mama I TOLD you SO! As usual, in our laziness we have watched too much TV - most of the day it is just background noise but noise nonetheless. With all of Mellow's relaying, TV is no longer a quiet time activity.
4. AT was over last week and made the observation, You have so much help I don't know how you get anything done. I have been turning this phrase over and over and over in my head - it's the truest thing I have heard in a while. Most of our week has been consumed with errands and chores between the lazy 10am wakeup time and the doing nothing. Together we have cleaned and baked and boxed and wrapped and sewn and packed. Aside from the occasional Lego break, he is always there I wanna put clothes in - what 'choo doin' mama - what's that called mama - I can do this mama - let me be your helper! He teaches me patience, step by step, again and again (and scheduling, since everything takes three times as long). This may be while, after summarizing my day to B, I realized that it took nearlyfive hours to take ornaments off the tree and pack everything up. He was all wow, the house looks great and I was all I had so much help I don't know how I got anything done.
|I'm a Helper!|