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Archive for April, 2009

Tornado Warnings AGAIN?

Friday, April 10th, 2009

Oh well, at least we have each other. And goldfish crackers. And carrots. Oh, yeah- and a portable DVD player loaded with “An American Tail.”
We got home from music class to the sounds of tornado sirens going off in the neighborhood. I sent Megan to our tornado spot, right at the bottom of the stairs, and pulled the sleeping Michael out of his car seat as quickly as possible. I put him on a quilt on the floor and let him nap while Megan started the movie. When he woke (thunder, tv blaring in my office with warnings, Megan watching a movie- can’t figure out WHY he woke up!) 45 minutes later, I put Megan next to him and let them continue snacking and watching the movie. I eventually supplemented the carrots and goldfish with a yogurt tube and some girl scout cookies, and they stayed still for me until the warnings lifted at 1:15. It’s nice to be upstairs again; I’m off to see if I can get anything done!

About the Boy

Thursday, April 9th, 2009

At 3:45 this morning, I heard movement from the room across the hall. Footsteps, a door closed, our door opened and closed, and an approach to my side of the bed. I knew it was Michael. I had just put him back in bed, and I thought if he thought I was asleep again, maybe he’d go back to bed. He didn’t. I played asleep so well that I did doze a little, only to wake to hear him fart twice while he grabbed at the DS Lite on my bedside table. I woke with a start and grabbed at him before he could turn on our light (as he had 10 minutes earlier- I blame my sweet ape-armed hubby for that one). I escorted him into his room and sat on his bed until he fell asleep shortly after 5:10am. Bleck.

I will say this for the boy: he’s finally talking. He talked the WHOLE time he was awake in the wee small hours of the morning. He talked a great deal about Megan, whom he missed terribly yesterday- she’s been with Nana and Grandpa since yesterday morning and won’t be back until this evening. He talked about kitty cats and ya-yas (horses) and vrooms. He practiced all sorts of talking. He’s usually such a quiet child, busy watching while Megan’s doing the talking. It’s like he finally had enough quiet around him that he could let the words out. The timing was just a little off.

Michael’s talking more and more, and it’s absolutely wonderful. Upon reflection, I’ve realized more about this child of mine:

Do you remember the movie Parenthood? Do you remember the kid walking around with the bucket on his head, banging it on things for kicks? I birthed that child. His bucket of choice is the pink plastic trash can in Megan’s bedroom. I’ll try to get pictures of it up sometime…

And Boo, from Monsters, Inc? Remember the scene where she’s babbling and playing in Sully’s bed and then just turns her head and falls asleep immediately? I thought that was so unrealistic until I watched my own child do it over and over and over again. Michael did it at 5:10am, and then again at 12:45pm for nap. Crazy!

Other fun things about Michael? Beyond his love for all animals, he has a wonderful sense of humor. He loves to tickle and be tickled, and especially loves to tell me he’s about to get my neck. The more I squeal, the happier he is. He’s just a wonderful child to know– most of the time. :)