We had another weekend with Zero plans, so it was nice. I realized a few things though over the weekend.
1. My child does not take requests. Every evening when we're eating dinner or taking a bath, we do the "Heads, shoulders, knees, and toes" song and every time I point at one of those body parts and say, "Christian what's this??" He just looks at me and laughs. I had no clue I was SO funny to this child. Well, the words I don't think I'm teaching him, he likes to say, but only when he wants to say them. For instance, he said "diaper" the other day twice. So I yelled to Matt, "He said diaper!!" When Matt came into the room, I told Christian to say diaper again...what does he do?? Laugh, laugh, laugh. Then the other night, Christian finished his milk, so Matt scooped him up to put him to bed. I say to him, "Night night Christian!" He repeats back, "Night night!" I said, "Say night night again" What does he do? Laugh laugh laugh. So, he's given me the confidence that he IS learning words, he just doesn't care to say them back...and it is very clear he knows the word NO. He will either throw a mini tantrum or look me dead in the eyes and continue to do the thing I told him not to do.
2. They push Christmas on us a little earlier every year. We went to Hobby Lobby over the weekend and for those that are not blessed with having this mega craft superstore in your area, I pray you have something similar :) I've told many people that Hobby Lobby is my version of Heaven. I went there to buy some fabric and as I turn the corner, I see rows and rows of Christmas ornaments! Now Christmas just happens to be my favorite time of year, but COME ON. It is REALLY hard to think about such a fun - decorate your house - delicious food - and cold snowy weather kind of holiday when "I'm baking like a toasted cheese-it"(Ham Porter - Sandlot). It has been on average about 105 degrees here...EVERY DAY. One day in my car, it said 111. When it's this hot, you just try not to move...but for those that would like to go somewhere else...a time when there was a slight chill in the air, here is a photo to help you....
3. Christian's generation could very well not know what a telephone looks like. Yes, they will know what cell phones look like and maybe even the hand held home phones, but I'm talking about the ones we used to see at g-ma's house..rotary phones. The only reason I'm bringing this up is because Matt and I volunteered in the toddler class at church on Sunday and there was a toy phone there. I really wasn't thinking much of it, but Matt pointed out how these phones will be unrecognizable to Christian's generation. I just felt kind of old.
4. I have an extreme fascination with ordinary people with extraordinary abilities. When I was on maternity leave, I watch all the seasons of Heroes and I loved it. I was so upset that it was not renewed for another season leaving the show unfinished. I've always been into X-Men and wondered if I were to have an extraordinary ability what would it be...I still haven't decided. So, I saw that the Sy-Fy channel was coming out with a a show called "Alphas." We sat down and watched the pilot and so far so good. The "abilities" aren't as far fetched and it shows a downside to them as well. It's a mix of Heroes and CSI...kinda :)