Saturday, June 1, 2013

May 31, 2013 ~ When Buddy's Done

"Mommy, when Buddy's done being a boy and he can growed up and be a girl people. He can have hair and this mouth."

"He can have your mouth?"

"No silly Mommy. My mouth is attached to me."


"And he can be a girl and have hair- after he's done being a boy. And he can paint his toes pink. And his tongue. Haha."

"He's going to paint his tongue?"

"Haha, no! His tongue is already pink!"

Friday, May 31, 2013

May 30, 2013 ~ Pre-school

Billy starts pre-school on Monday. Oh, yeah. That's right. Pre-school.

And pre-school (aka still the same daycare, but a different teacher) has a bunch of new rules. There's homework folders, take home folders, and other folders.

Wait... homework???

Yes. I now have, erm- I mean Billy- now has 1-3 homework assignments to be completed each week. We already have the first one.

I have to- I mean Billy- has to take a photo of his family, print it out, attach it to a provided quilt square and then decorate said quilt square. I'm so fortunate that my two year old can work a camera, a computer, a printer and has mad art skills and the ability to work with fabric.

I look forward to all of this homework I - I mean Billy- will be doing.

And now instead of the previously provided breakfast that has made my mornings so much easier, I will be responsible to feed him breakfast prior to school- I mean daycare- I mean school. How much am I paying them?

And new rules state there are to be no binkies and no luvies in the classroom after the first month. I guess we have to kill the binky habit pronto, huh. It's a good thing my highly advanced kid can self-soothe without a luvie or binky at the ripe old age of 2.

I'm pretty sure I slept with a luvie until at least 5 or 6. Man, was I way behind.

BUT, they also have to take turns babysitting a school-owned luvie on the weekends and writing in the journal everything that the luvie did. I'm so glad my pre-schooler is so advanced that he can "write."

This is some serious learning going on here.

Which I would be inclined to take more seriously if the welcome packet wasn't littered with spelling and grammatical errors in such high quantity that I'm pretty sure one of the advanced pre-schoolers "wrote" it.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

May 28, 2013 ~ Not Sleeping

Billy is... not sleeping. It's a game. He simply refuses to go to sleep

Here are some reasons why he can't go to bed:

1.) He needs to pee

2.) He needs to pee again

3.) He's hungry

4.) It's not bedtime

5.) It's too dark

6.) It's too light

7.) One of his seven Pooh Bears is missing

8.) He doesn't like his bed

9.) Disney movies are more interesting

10.) The evil parrots will come and peck at him in the dark

And if I can manage to get him to climb into bed with the lights out, he will refuse to actually fall asleep. He'll get up and wander around the house and continue his insistence on not sleeping.

Here are some reasons why he's up and can't go back to bed:

1.) I want to sing

2.) He wants to sleep in Mommy's bed

3.) He has to pee again

4.) He wants to watch Dr. Who (true story)

5.) The (non-existent) thunder woke him up

6.) He needs a hug

7.) He needs another hug

8.) He wants to change his pants

9.) He wants his blanket. No, the other blanket. No, not that one. The other, other blanket.

10.) Because he doesn't want to

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Memorial Day Weekend 2013

For the long weekend we decided to have a visit with PeePop.

Billy is now too old for a crib and able to climb out AND back in, so he is now sleeping in a big bed. Great for him, much less sleep for me.

We went there late Friday night and he stayed awake for the whole drive asking "why?" Why what is not really important, given that there were about 60 whys per hour. I think that's about his average at the moment.

Saturday we headed down to the beach to see the ocean. It was fairly cold with 30 mph winds, so there wasn't any sunbathing or swimming for us. Some people decided to brave the weather and the water in their bathing suits. Not us.

We walked the boards and checks out some of the rides. Billy got to go on the merry-go-round. This one is historic and original. He wanted to do all of the rides, but it was already nap time. He really wanted to get on the "big" rides- the fast ones for the older kids, but he has several years before he meets the height requirement on those (and before my heart and stand it).

So, we did just the one ride. He wanted to ride the dragon. Who doesn't want to ride a dragon?

And no trip to the boards is complete without a stop in a candy store. I'm pretty sure this was his favorite part of the weekend. We went in looking for a lollipop. With the lollipops were sticks with candies on it that he decided he wanted more than a lollipop. I told him they were chewy candies. "But I like chewy candy, Mommy."

Here's Billy and PeePop having a snack together on the porch.

And standing on the porch steps together.

Okay, that last one is really just for me. Here are the oldest and youngest member's of PeePop's family. Billy makes 6 generations of one family in the same house, which was built by my great-great grandfather.

You might be wondering...what's with the stick? Look closely if you didn't notice it. It's in most of the photos in this post. That would be his new favorite toy. It's a piece of fig wood he picked up at Grandma's house last week. He insists on taking it everywhere. He also uses it as a tool, like for digging in the dirt. It's a multi-purpose toy. It doesn't matter how fancy toys get... in the end the best one is a stick!