Friday, March 12, 2010

The Google Queen Works Out, but Finds Peeing in the Shower a Bit Much!

Two posts from me in one day? What? I usually don't post this often in a month!

The temperatures have been phenomenal this week and we are all suffering from a bad case of Spring Fever. Hopefully, Spring Break will be the cure for our ills and it can't come quick enough! B is speeding through the year and C is counting to 15 and knows all of his colors and shapes. If I could just get him to sit still long enough to teach him to write his name or begin reading...

Lil B has been reading The Star Wars Saga for the past few weeks. He is nearly finished with Return of the Jedi, so it is now time for new books. Have I ever said how much I love bookstores? Okay...I LOVE LOVE LOVE bookstores. I've been anxiously waiting for him to finish this series, just so I can go pick out new books. Anyway, we were discussing what our next choices might be, and he asked, "Mom? What's that thing where the guy says 'To be or not to be' while holding a skull?" I said, "It's a play, son, called 'Hamlet' and it's by William Shakespeare." Lil B asked, "Whose skull is he holding?" I replied, "Ummm...the jester. I can't remember his name. I haven't read Hamlet in years." He says, "You should Google it. You are the Google Queen after all." At least the boy finally sees that I have skills, even if they are in some sort of Nerdiverse.

And C...oh that boy... I was sitting here at the computer a couple of days ago and he pulled a chair up to the kitchen sink. He climbed atop and proceeded to pull his underpants down as though he is going to pee in the sink. I shriek and tell him that he most certainly is NOT going in the sink and he says, "Why? I pee in the shower." His father further rationalized this by telling me that all men pee in the shower and he could see why he would think it would be okay to pee in the sink as well. In what universe? Sometimes, I think I live in The Twilight Zone!

A is learning new words everyday! The latest is "thanks" when you give him something. So polite and so gosh darn cute!

That's it for now. I have a weekend to do list a mile long. Ah...the joys of Spring!

Peace,
Jen
AKA The Mommy

Life? Love? Families?

Recently, a friend posted the following status on Facebook: "(Name Withheld)thinks life is one big riddle and we are all still searching for the answer...and when we figure it out it will be one of those moments where we say "DUH!"!!!
It got me thinking about life and the meaning thereof. Anyone who knows Lil B knows that he is an old soul with a child's innocence so I asked him what he thought life was about. I took notes and this is his answer verbatim.

"I think life is about many different things. To build confidence, have good communication and social interaction. There are many different challenges in life."

Then I asked, "What is love?"

"Love is a very important thing. It helps build families."

Which led to, "Why are families important?"

"Families are important because it means that you have someone to play with and someone who loves you."

So the next time I feel like life is far too overwhelming and complicated, I'm going to take some advice from my nine year old. Thanks, Lil B! I love you!


Peace,
Jen
AKA The Mommy