Monday, February 26, 2007

How you know things...

If it were not for Thomas, I think I would be totally oblivious. In fact, I am sure of it. His verbal skills have really taken off recently, and we do much to add to his expanding stringing together of words. We say the Pledge of Allegiance, sing countless songs through out the day, poems, finger plays, recite Bible verses, and any number of things you can think of, we have probably done it. For her part, Sarah Grace is picking up very quickly on many of these things, as well. She stares at us like crazy people occasionally, but that's okay, too.

In light of this information, you must know that Thomas points out every American flag he sees, and occasionally will spout off some random piece of the pledge. He is quick to tell me what color the traffic light is, and if the color means go or stop. He calls out to all the birds to 'Fly away, bird, fly away', hollers at vehicles who dare to pass us on the road to 'Wait for me, cars, wait for me!' He tells me when we are passing by a Wal Mart, a Target, or Kroger. He reminds me to 'Det gas, Mommy. We need gas', regardless of the fact that we just fill up the day before. He is quick to make sure I know I am in the front seat and he and Sarah are in the back seat, looses no time in reminding me that he is awake and not sleepy, but if I am sleepy, I should 'Take nap, Mommy. You sweepy.'

My favorite, though, would have to be the incessant cry I hear of 'I'm okay, Mommy. Don't worry. I'm okay.' I hear this if he trips, if he drops his cup, if he jumps from the couch to the floor, if he walks into a wall. In fact, if he is not crying in pain, he will reassure me that is is okay.

Although, even if he is okay, sometimes he still wants me to 'Tiss it.' It is so cool to be a Mommy to a toddler who thinks I can make everything better. Daunting, but so very cool.

4 comments:

Laura said...

I LOVE reading your blog.....so honest and funny and REAL life. It takes me back a few years when my Abigail was a toddler. What fun, but busy and sometimes trying, years those can be. But, cherish them all!! All too quickly, they will have passed :(

Laura Aquila

The Gossett's said...

your writing quacks me up! I love it!! Yes- i did just write quacks...not on purpose...i meant cracks...but it was too funny to erase! Maybe Thomas needs to teach me a few words or two!! :-) See you soon!

Lora Lynn said...

pretty soon he'll be a backseat driver, telling you how to drive and which way to go. maybe he won't be afraid of the parkway like his mama! :-)

Aubrey said...

Already there! And he doesn't know what the Parkway is... I still avoid it like the plague. Some things never change, eh?