Me and my kiddo

Me and my kiddo

Monday, October 31, 2011

Sweet Spontaneous Moment

I was just typing up something that I didn't want my kiddo to see and when he came over and I covered his eyes, he asked me to write "I love you" in the color salmon (the crayon color palate was on the desktop).  After that, he wanted it in different colors.  I humored him and printed it out for him.  Then, he wanted more detail.  His writing goal this semester is to add more detail to his writing, so he wrote "why" next to all the "I love you" notes.  He went off to do something else and I answered his questions.  When I presented him with this, he took it smiling and read the whole thing.  Then he grabbed a pencil, turning his back to me secretively.  When he turned back, he proudly presented a smily face at the bottom and gave me a hug.

I love Cameron because he is so enthusiastic. 
I love Cameron because he loves sharing reading with me. 
I love Cameron because he says things that make me smile.
I love Cameron because he happily learns new things.
I love Cameron because he likes pancakes too.
I love Cameron because he plays games with me.
I love Cameron because he lets me tickle him and joke around.
I love Cameron because helping him become independent gives me great joy.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Glorious Evening

I just spent four hours reading, playing games, sipping cocoa, eating pancakes, and thoroughly enjoying an afternoon / evening in front of the fire with my kiddo!  Just one of those days really worth remembering :)

Other good things:

This Week's Objectivist Round Up

Cute Antics:

• when frustrated with another kid at the party, he scooped up some corn chips and said he was bringing, "Chips for peace."

• when plans changed for the play activity, he stated "I changed her mind."  (I wouldn't count on that lasting! :) )

• we were pretending that Dad was the president and Cameron and I were congress as far as decision making went for something silly, Cameron said, "Congress is getting annoyed!"

• developing a new take on the expression "heaven knows", I asked him a question and he answered with one of those twinkly eyed looks, "Don't ask me, ask heaven."

• trying to finish my yawn for me so I didn't have to.

• after I suggested he go upstairs, he declared "Your ticklment will not prevail!" 

• informing me that I could "be the audience" for his "fantastic moves"

• "Why are you thinking I'm a hilarious boy.  I am not.  I am a serious boy."  

• almost wiping his bacon grease hands on his pants yet again, he looked at us and said "Oh fiddlesticks, it's an old habit!"

• when play biting in rough housing, he knows no teeth are allowed... after an accidental touch he asserted, "It doesn't count if its one tooth!"

• trying to put on no socks and then grabbing some of mine for ice skating, I mentioned the likely discomfort and he declared, "I'll suffer."  (Where does he get this stuff?!?!)

• reading my latest entry into the weekly idiom dictionary (running out of steam) and declaring, "I'm full of steam!"  

Floppy sword against ruler… naturally such battles require the perfect hat and I love the perfect goofy look too.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Just lots of cute...

I've been in pamper-the-birthday-boy mode, so I'm going to make this quick post all about the cute antics of my now eight year old!

Cute antics:
• tossing a foot ball too high for his mentor, he listened to me comment that his friend wasn't that tall.  Then he tossed it at his friend's knees and remarked, "Not that short either."
• play attacking with a war cry of, "Goblin oatmeal death to human forces."  (Um, nope, no clue how that combination made sense.)
• flopping on the ground with, "Wait a minute!  Am I dead?"
• instead of following through on the deal to read me either "The Trumpet of the Swan" or "Old Yeller", he picked "Anthem".  (I'm humoring him and putting some time into playing one of his favorite video games in exchange for him reading a chapter book to me that I've already read to him.  I'm surprised he picked "Anthem" though.  Originally, I was curious if he could imagine a pretend world that wasn't like "The Hobbit" or "Harry Potter"… yep!)
• intentionally goofing up the numbers in the names of the "Anthem" characters so that they were in the millions
• placing the tiny plastic ball cap (had been an ice cream bowl) on his head and then repeatedly tipping it in a how-do-you-do kind of way
• asking out of the blue, "Is it raining in scotland?"  (?!?!)
• refusing to name a favorite flavor of Propel and instead saying, "The best kind of Propel is when there's a friend to play a game with you!"  (In one of our favorite books, a bear goes through all the seasons as his favorite and then he says what is most important is the company of a good friend, no matter what the season.  I did one of those glow-inside-smiles when he said this.)
• casually mentioning that "Barbarians aren't good." (I think that comes from the latest historical video game.)
• "Uh, oh!  That food used my shirt and pants as a slide!"  (He dropped it from the fork into his lap.)
• after watching "Rio Bravo", he jumped around gleefully yelling, "I would love to be Stumpy!"  (He thought throwing dynamite was very cool.)                                                                                                             • noticing that there was no one around because we were early for our family sail, he gave his dramatic conclusion "The ship is currently uninhabited!"
Yay for family fun on this huge sail boat!

• watching a movie, when it was clear the man was going to follow the heroine upon first meeting her, I asked "What do you think he's going to do?"  Cameron answered, "Go kiss her."  (Hmmm, I wouldn't recommend that as a usual first greeting!)
• continuing that movie, when the two were looking at each other while holding cigarets he said, "They're cigaretting." (A new verb, but it's quite descriptive!  :)

• amused at my exasperation at having forgotten what I was about to write myself as a reminder, he commented "I've felt the same way you have when I thought 'What lego was I looking for?"
• responding to a happy birthday wish with, "Happy birthday to you too, when it comes along."
• putting a pumpkin sticker on his shirt and declaring, "It's a badge for liberty and justice for Halloween!"
• responding to query on what he'd like to do next with, "I don't know what to do.  I'm befuddled by that excellent breakfast."