Monday, April 7, 2014

Christian...and his ways

"Noah says 'thank you' for giving him a fun car ride in the laundry basket. (then answering Noah as if he really said that....) Oh you're welcome Noah. Thank goodness you like it!"

"Go on with your bad self." (whattt???? who says this, hmm.... ;) )

Daddy came home and he says first thing...."Pulled out the big cards today! Mommy made chocolate cupcakes!!!"

"Can I have gum? Root beard (root beer) gum??"
(I only hear this maybe....oh....10-15 times a day. Gum is one of the ultimate treats!)

"Bad time" = big time. "I really want to _______ bad time!" or "Noah stinks bad time! Mommy you need to change him!" He is very in tune with his smeller...poor guy...I feel for ya, I was 'blessed?' with an exceptionally sensitive sense of smell!

Playing "undy-heads"...what a great game, right?

"Chri-chin"....this is just how he says his name. I'm sure it'll change soon...but for now, I don't want to forget how he says it!

For whatever reason when we ask him to go to the bathroom..QUITE often he corrects us and says, "It's not called anything." (I have no idea where he got this idea from that we can't refer to the bathroom as what it is, or potty, or toilet, or whatever term you want to use. So we will say, "fine...go do nothing." And that usually works.)



"Gruin." It is still a term used frequently, especially when Noah 'ruins' his building projects. "OOOhhhh man!!! Noah is gruining my stuff. Now its all gruined. All my hard work...just gruined." It can be very rough being the big brother sometimes...I do have sympathy for him sometimes.

He gets the terms for warm/cold weather mixed up sometimes. He will often think it is warm enough to go outside without a jacket, or in his very STRONG wishes, he would wear shorts.
But this is how it comes out when he's saying it, "Well, Mommy....I can take my jacket off if it gets to cold." Or in the car, he'll say, "Can you put the windows up, it looks like it is nice for that?"...when he really means, roll them down. When dealing with the weather...it really isn't funny, except when he ironically says what the temperature really is...not what he would like to claim it is.

He is VERY strong willed when it comes to his clothing...and I mean VERY. He is adamant that he can 'handle' wearing shorts and short sleeved shirts. And if I dare ask him to put on nicer clothes than just play clothes...oh mercy, some days that is just the worst thing any one could ever think of....the thought...to wear "fancy clothes (jeans and a shirt)!!!" There are a select 'favorite' shirts/pants (the brown 'team' shirt, his Paraguay shirt, and then the clothes that have that silly 'swoosh' on them). Soon enough my dear, you will be able to wear shorts every day..and probably even tell me that it is TOO hot to go outside :) At this rate though, I'm completely understanding in wishing those days would come!

At LEAST once (but more like 15x) a day he asks "can-I-go-to-Grandma's-house". It is said as if it is all one word like that.

Lately he has been taking naps in the afternoon, which have helped all of us feel better about life. The way he likes to best is to sleep in the 'fort' in his room. He will also squeeze his body in the bottom of the bookshelf, or any small area...he can fit his body in some strange places!

He is still not a very good eater. There are a few things that are a sure hit though..."hamburger and ketchup" (not a single other topping...don't you dare put cheese on the thing!) "sta-beggi" (spaghetti, topped with applesauce of course, and sprinkles 'parmesan cheese') "pizza and/or cheese sticks", "stick yogurt" (yogurt that comes in the tube packets, that we stick in freezer), occasionally a "meat sandwich on a bun", "carrots, slice up with ranch dressing" (he had been eating them ONLY whole, as in I'd peel it and he ate the whole long carrot!). Last but not least....ALWAYS cereal! I really think the boy could eat cereal for every meal of every day....his favorites are Cinnamon Life, Frosted Mini Wheats, Rice Krispies...and sometimes Honey Nut Cheerios, Honeycombs, and IF we would let him...Frosted Flakes (somehow he gets these at Grandma's house from time to time!).

We all have nicknames...Squirt (Christian), Snookums (me), Ol' Daddy (said rather southern, for Ben), and twinkle toes (Noah).
Recently, I was telling Christian goodnight and this is how it went.

"Goodnight squirt...sleep good." 
He replies with his little smile...
"Goodnight 'snookums' and 'you ol' Daddy' and Noah is twinkle toes."

5 minutes later he calls Ben in..."daddy...daddy...daddy..." He goes in there. "Um, Daddy, I really miss you because you go to school tomorrow. Do you need a hug before you go to work?" 
He may be good at stalling..but at least on occasion it's pretty funny and/or sweet.

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