Monday, April 21, 2008

Love this AGE! and then notsomuch...

I don't know if I have mentioned this before, but I love the age Red is at right now because of the funny things he says. Two examples come to mind right away. The first is from Friday night. I took the kids to the High School Variety Show, we've gone every year, one of the host came out at the beginning in a batman costume. Red was very excited to see batman there ;) Well after the first 4 acts went on he looks at me and says, "Batman is going to come out again." I told him, "I don't think so." Well the host came back out on stage, not wearing the costume and this is what Red said that made the whole row in front of us laugh, "BATMAN! See I told you batman was coming back. Silly goob ball." (Yes, he says goob instead of goof!) Red knew that he had the batman costume on earlier therefore he was BATMAN!

The second happened today while we were grocery shopping. The place we shop for produce is the same place the firemen usually shop as well. Today there were two firemen walking around the store. The first one we saw Red says, "Look daddy a policeman." Of course, we corrected him and told him he was a fireman and he doesn't have a gun. Apparently, we his parents, don't know anything and he had to find out for himself. He basically yelled, "Does you have a gun?" The fireman was very nice and half smiled/laughed when he answered Red's question with a no. But I think Red's face was the best part as he actually got embarrassed that he was wrong and we were right! About 15 minutes later when we were checking out we came across the second fireman and captain obvious says, so EVERYone can hear, "He is a fireman, not a policeman he doesn't have a gun." Then J asked him if he knew what firemen do and he answered, "They drive the firetruck!" And these are the examples of why I love this age and here is the reason I detest this age...

Red has boycotted decided over the past few days he doesn't need to take naps anymore. He will lay in his bed for about 5 minutes and then get up declaring, "I'm awake!" To which I have to be the mean mom and say, "You didn't sleep, now get back in bed and close your eyes." Then comes the slew of excuses for why he can't sleep...I'm afraid, I have to go potty, I can't keep my eyes closed, and so on. It is extremely exhausting and if he didn't need the naps I would let him stay awake but he does. He was in his room yesterday for an hour and a half driving me crazy fighting sleep so I let him up. By 5pm he was a monster but if I put him to bed too early it would be a disaster. So I kept him up until 7pm when the other kids go to bed and guess what he did? He wouldn't go to sleep. He started in with all of his excuses and by this time I have had it with him and he is beyond exhausted. It was terrible. He finally went to sleep at 8:30pm. Oy! Right now it is 1pm and he is sleeping because J laid with him. This would be fine if I had the time to lay with him everyday but I usually have 3 other kids that need me when he is sleeping. Ok I'm done with the whine portion of my post! I really do love his age though. I think the cute funny stuff he does outweighs the bad fighting sleep part.

Oops, I totally forgot to say that he will be 3 years old next month. The 2 and 3 year old is one of my favorite ages!

7 comments:

hestermom said...

How old is he? Anyway, I can very much relate...I have finally told my daughter that she can have quiet "rest" time with books, and my son gets to have a quiet toy. My son still falls asleep sometimes, but I figure, an hour of quiet does everyone good, and I have told them that we will have quiet time in the afternoon forever, so they might as well get used to it now!!!
(p.s. I am pretty sure that they all go to the same school for excuses...potty, scared, etc. We get that too.) =)

Tonya said...

Oops, I forgot to mention he will be 3 next month!

Shari said...

Oh yah, that's a fun age - it can be kind of exhausting though for the mother. I love the stories that you told about him. We don't have any that little here. My youngest is already 6.

Kel said...

Wow!! I didn't realize our kids were THAT close in age! C will be 3 in August. :) yeah...C does funny things like that too. We really have to watch ourselves!

Happi said...

Your kids are so cute. : )
Hope we can meet soon! We've gotta figure out a way to connect since email seems to be a struggle!
Sorry I've been MIA lately. It's been so busy, but I've been trying to keep up with reading everyone's blogs.
Glad you're all on the mend and feeling better.
Blessings,
Happi

We are THAT Family said...

Oh, too cute. I love that age to. We'll be there again in about a year and a half!

Kathryn said...

Fun and exhausting all at the same time. :)