Thursday, January 12, 2012

Some Fun Stuff

The Boy likes coming up to me and saying, "Daddy, I want to tell you a question!" This is usually followed by something like, "The clock has letters on it that say The Boy!" or "I like orange!" I'm trying to get him to understand the difference between a question and a statement, but I'm not sure it's going to take. Little Bear has started greeting me like The Boy did at 2 and a half: "Daddydaddydaddydaddy, Hi, Daddy! Daddydaddydaddydaddydaddy, Hi, Daddy!" while he bounces up and down. It's very cute, and it's very awesome first thing in the door after a day of work. The Baby is going to start solid foods this weekend - most likely broccoli. I'm excited for that, even if it's a little scary that he's hitting 6 months old so quickly. He likes playing with the sippy cup of water at dinnertime, although he doesn't seem to want to drink from it. He just likes throwing it around, and he seems to have discovered the gravity game. We're going to try to take the kids to Chuck'E'Cheese this weekend. We have a coupon, $20 for a pizza, two drinks, and some tokens. That's pretty reasonable for a night out with some fun things. I haven't been to a Chuck'E'Cheese since I was about 12 or 13. I'll bet it hasn't changed that much. Little Bear in the ball pit? Yes, please. I might have some great employment news next week. I'm not going to count my chickens until they hatch, however., and spill beans here. It's been bad enough, getting out of the habit of posting on a daily basis; I don't want to jinx myself as well. The Boy really enjoys 1-piece footsie pajamas. I think they're really cute, but it's not much fun trying to get a night diaper on him in those pajamas, particularly when someone leaves his underpants on. A minor pitfall, to be sure, but it is possible to change him from underpants to night diaper without waking him. On Monday night, The Boy read the entire "Green Eggs and Ham" book. I mean, he actually read all of the words. When he made a word mistake, he was able to correct himself, correctly telling the difference between "would" and "could" and similar things like that. It's a little frightening to see; I was an early reader, but I don't think I was reading quite that early. I do enjoy having smart children. Little Bear is loving the iWriteWords app on iPad, which teaches how to spell words and draw letters the "correct" way. He's pretty good at it.

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