Friday, January 6, 2012

Things The Boy Said This Week That Made Me Smile

So I've been up since 4 am.  The Boy hasn't been sleeping so well this week.  The Christmas break and returning to school has thrown him off schedule.  And that usually means.  I don't sleep.  I heard him talking to himself and when I stumbled out of bed, I found him in the living room, all the lights on.  He was reading with his leapster (it's a book with a "pen" that reads the story when you tap the words on the page).  I had to drag him back to bed and lay with him.  We had to bring the book and pen with us.  But if you don't turn off the pen, it keeps beeping.  I guess he wanted to go to sleep.  Because he said, "Can you please turn it off."  Perfectly pronounced, in his natural voice.  Why is it that The Boy is always so much more focused at 4 in the morning?


One of my resolutions is to take better care of my physical appearance.  Like taking better care of my skin and girly stuff like that.  Earlier this week, I gave myself a mani/pedi.  I think I did a pretty good job.  Even The Boy noticed. 

The Boy: Wow, what happened to your toes?
Me: I painted them purple.  Do you like them?
The Boy: YES!  

I would take a picture but I have a thing about feet.  I don't like to look at peoples feet, so I'll assume no one wants to see mine.   You're welcome. 

The Boy has this app on his iPad - "Another Monster at the End of this Book."  He loves it!  I mean, LOVES! IT!  What I love best about this app (and "There's a Monster at the End of this Book.") is hearing The Boy's laugh.  It's just infectious.  I know he may get a little stimmy with it.  And he scripts from it - like he does with most books/programs he enjoys.  But for the most part, he scripts appropriately.  The other day I asked him to do something.  And he actually turned to me and said, "whatever."  I immediately corrected him but then I had to turn away from because I wanted to laugh.  I mean, I know it's disrespectful for a 5 year to say "whatever" to his mother.  But in a strange way, it's progress.  It's age appropriate.  It's spontaneous.  And in my head, I say good job.  Because his defiance makes us feel closer to "normal."


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