>> Saturday, November 21, 2009
My husband and I are always amazed and kept laughing by our two kids. Sometimes I'm left hysterically laughing while crying and sometimes I have no words. I can only shake my head. My little one has developed this new ability to put odd words together like when something doesn't smell good he says, "eeew, it smells like dirty carrots!" My most memorable conversation was a serious one at the age of three. It went like this, "Mama? There is this black thing that follows me wherever I go. He won't leave me alone and he only comes when in the sun. Me-"That's your shadow honey. Everyone has one. He will not harm you". Youngest-"Sha-dow?" I thought it was sheer brilliance that he was able to put together the fact that the sun revealed his shadow, but amazed through seeing new thing through his eyes.
My oldest son is a force to be reckoned with. He is the more serious one. My most memorable moment with him was last year at a show. We sat in the middle row. As I was speaking to someone on my left, he calls me, as he is sitting next to me on my right. When I turned to look at him I realized he had been digging in my bag. His right hand pops straight up in the air with a tampon. "What's this mommy?" I couldn't get his hands down fast enough as he says it again. "It's mommy's." Then the third question, "What do you need it for?" "I'll tell you later." "Tell me now"... (This was the shake your head moment).
But tonight we all saw Astro Boy. I have learned to love children's movies as most have a good moral and I am a sucker for a good moral at the end of a story. Without telling too much, it is a father and son movie. As I was putting my oldest son to bed tonight I whispered, "Did you like the movie?" He said sleepily, "Yes". I though he would fall asleep with that said, but instead whispered back, "Yeah, People Makes Mistakes". I was floored by his comment at 6 years old and will be using his words on my next post. Until then, (yawn) good night.