Friday, August 1, 2014
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Jrew and Jazzy are growing up so quickly. I try to imagine them as small babies still but then when they are playing with other babies I realize how much they've grown. They are very close. Many people ask me if they are close and if they get along. Of course, they are siblings so they are close with the occasional disagreement or spiteful reaction. :) Here are some quirky things to note for the family history books:
Jrew is 4 years old. Sensitive hearted and learning how to read. Yes, I said learning how to read. He's working on consonant-vowel-consonant words like mat, sat, fun, etc... He is very intelligent and learns quickly. He is also learning how to add because he wants to play this adding game on my phone so bad but he doesn't know how to add. So, I'm teaching him. And he just squeals because he loves it so much. He is so very good at puzzles and plays with them all the time! He continues to play drums and loves people!
Jazzy is a talker. She is so full of life. Still, she's a remarkably independent and as cute as she could ever be. Her hair is sooooo long but no one can tell because it's so curly. She loves to sing and play around on the piano. One of her favorite songs is "I love purple, I really really do. I love purple and I hope you like it too." :) She loves her white shoes and almost always asks to wear her "cat" shirt. Needless to say, she has her own idea of what she wants to wear! She is also learning how to count and can count all the way to 10 by herself. She is still 2years old and will be 3 officially on December 7! She can even tell you when her birthday is!
Walmart Jail: So, a few months ago Jrew and I were making a quick (but late) run through Walmart for a few things. Okay, don't judge me. We may have been at Walmart later in the evening, but we had our pants pulled up and our hair fixed nicely... unlike all those Walmartpeople.com pics you see.
Never mind that. We were at the check-out line and Jrew was standing in the buggy. I asked him to have a seat again and of course, he wasn't taking me seriously. I said to our cashier (with a wink) "I think you need to help remind us about the Walmart rules of sitting down in the buggy." The male cashier who was next to our register heard me and turned around... using his "brother voice" he said "Someone not sitting down?!" Jrew shrunk immediately to his knees as he was a little frightened. Then, he said "What happens if you don't sit down?" I was, of course, being silly and I said "I don't know. You might get arrested and go to WalMart jail." His eyes widened and he sat down right away. As we were leaving Walmart he gasped... "There it is mommy. It's Walmart jail!"
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Me. “Jrew, you get to go to school tomorrow.”
Jrew. “I don’t want to go to school. I don’t like school.”
Jrew. “I’m afraid M will be mad at me.”
Minutes later. “M and E said they were not my friends.”
Me. “Is there someone in your class who can be your friend?”
Jrew. “No. Everyone was mad at me. While everyone was sleeping, while they were snoring, I went to the “other” class. Mrs. Boo and Mrs. Liz said “You will not go in another class. but I didn’t listen. I didn’t want to listen. I went to a different class. They will figure out which way I went. So they kept looking.”
Me. “Is this a true story?”
Jrew. “no... yes. I ran out the class. I goin’ out of it.”
Me. “Did you go to time-out?”
Jrew. “Yes. since teachers put you in time out.”
Fast forward again.
Jrew. “Everyone was mad at me. They were all mad at me.”
Me. “Jrew, is there anyone who is your friend?”
Jrew. “Yes, Eli is my friend. He doesn’t get mad at me.”
Much of this conversation hasn’t been included for the simple fact that he said so much in a short 15 minutes and I cannot remember it all. He baffles me with his understanding and vocabulary. Seriously. I seriously cannot believe that Jrew is having this conversation with me. He’s only 3 years and 7 months. What?! Girls are already stirring up drama and Jrew is planting himself right in the middle. More importantly, does he really think everyone is mad at him? I really don’t want him to grow up with the same self-confidence issues I grew up with. Doesn’t he know how awesome he is?! Doesn’t he realize how blessed we all are to have him and how God has amazing things in store for him. It’s up to me to teach him. NOW. Not when he’s 13, but when he’s 3. I am so thankful that God gives me this special time with him now. So thankful that he confides these things in me and I hope he will always feels like he can tell me the truth.