Monday, August 16, 2004

Me and the boys

I think Rocky gets hushed out by the girls more than I realized.

Whew.

After leaving the girls at school this morning, Rocky was talking NON-STOP in the van. And it was about NOTHING! Most of it I just replied in some sort of grunt or groan or chuckle that seemed appropriate to the style of his speech. I don't really know what all his words were because I soon tuned them out. The talk started out explaining to me how he was ready for Me Me and Paw Paw to move into their new house. Then he said he wanted us to live in a big house. And it went on and on and on and on.....

He-Man is cracking me up with his talking and singing these days. He's getting really good at telling us what he wants. For example, if he wants to go outside, he will grab your hand, walk you to the door and say, "door" while he stretches up for the knob. If we say, "Do you wanna go outside?" He replies, "Kay" and has a big ol' smile on his face. Unfortunately, our question about what he wants is not an offer like he thinks it is. I've learned to just go ahead and answer him instead of confirming what it is that he's trying to ask. Like the other day he came to me and said, "Beh." I thought he was saying, "Bath" so I asked, "Do you wanna get in the bathtub?" He looked at me like that was a pretty good idea but since he didn't say, "Kay" I knew that wasn't what he was trying to communicate. I also realized my mistake in asking the "Do you wanna take a bath" question and remembered that if I ever figured out what it was he was saying, to not ask the question unless I was willing for the answer to be "yes".

When I couldn't figure out what he was saying I said, "Show me what you're talking about" and I held out my hand. He grabbed it and walked me to David's room. "Beh" was "bed". The child wanted to be on the top bunk! Sheesh. I said, "look over here. You can get on the bottom if you want." Thankfully, that seemed to satisfy him. He sat there and smile and flopped around on the pillows for a little while but it wasn't long before he was wiggling and saying, "dit down."

He-Man can sing a couple of verses of songs. Our favorites:
"Nah, nah, nah, dood-bye"
"M A I L !" - he says this with his hands in the air after shaking his upper body and, obviously singing in his head, "Here's the mail it never fails, it makes me wanna wag my tail, when it comes I wanna wail" and then he throws his hands up and yells, "Mail!" It's ADORABLE!
"Bockababy Bock" - Rockabye Baby -- obviously!

After school today, I took the boys with me to the YMCA to check it out. I'm really thinking I'd like to get a membership on Friday (when my paycheck gets here!) I needed to check out the childcare before I signed on the dotted line, though. So I went in with He-Man and he wanted to "dit down" and play. There were a TON of kids in there and lots of toys. He played SO good and kinda wandered off from me. I decided to do the big test. I told him, "Bye bye. I'll be right back to get you in just a minute." Then I kissed him on the cheek.

It didn't phase him!

I walked out of the room....stunned.

He does NOT do this in Sunday School!

I stood outside the window and watched him for a couple of minutes. And it only took him a couple of minutes to realize I was gone. He walked to the door and started saying, "Momma." The girl that works there knew what I was doing and picked him up. He was OK with that. He didn't get all excited with her or anything and kept pointing at the door but he was OK. I was impressed.

Rocky desperately wants to go back to the Y. They have a huge Playland area. It's really cool.

I'll let you know how it goes. If I join on Friday, I'm gonna try doing an aqua class on Friday and PILATES on Saturday. Any advice or opinions on Pilates anyone???

The big thing that's going to be great about this membership is the INDOOR pool! Awesome cool and cold weather fun!

1 comment:

A Friend said...

Exercise class sounds cool. Email me with some details. I need to get rid of the last 20 pounds of baby fat!