Ok, I just thought this was so precious. Yesterday, Luke layed down to take a nap with me. Of course he had to bring along a barrage of articles: McQueen car, Spiderman blanket, McQueen pillow, teddy bear.
The teddy bear was made this year at Vacation Bible School. It's about 8 inches tall, and green fleece. Printed on the fleece is the word "Jesus" and there are heart's printed on there too. I asked him what that was on teddy bear (and pointed to the hearts). He promptly said, "Those are hearts". I said, "Good job, those are hearts, you're so smart". I said, "Did you know that other word is Jesus". He said, "Jesus". I told him that Jesus lives in our hearts, in the inside and I touched his chest where his heart is. I said, "Do you know that Jesus lives in our hearts". He said, "Yes". Then he grabbed his shirt at the neck/collar, pulled it out from his chest and looked down into his shirt. Then THIS was his response.........(it almost made me cry)
"I know mommy, look I can see HIM".
Then I told him to park his McQueen car at the Cozy Cone Motel (for those of you who haven't seen the movie-that's the Motel) because McQueen needed a nap. He turned over layed McQueen down and said, "Mommy, I parked McQueen and Cone". I laughed.
Also, I figured out something new about using the right words or presenting something in a different format to elicit a positive response. He didn't want to eat my peanut butter, granola, banana, strawberry jelly wraps that I made for him last night. The minute he took a bite he said, "I don't want it". So, an idea popped in my head. Scrap off the stuff and put it on bread, tell him it's a PBJ and see what happens. Voila' he eats it like no tomorrow. Then, the other day I was trying to get him to eat a blueberry muffin I'd made for breakfast. I set hit down in front of him and immediately its: "I don't want it". So, last night I made a new batch of muffins in "Diego" (who he calls EGGO) paper cupcake holders. This morning I said, "You want an EGGO CUPCAKE". He said, "Yeah mommy EGGO cupcakes yummy". He even had a second one. Who knew just change things up a bit and they'll be a hit. Guess there's lot of parenting things still on my list to learn...
He's literally picking up new words and sentences daily. Today he told me Dragon's aren't real and that we can't eat them.
Oh my gosh, I almost totally forgot to tell ya'll the most excellent thing I discovered today. Yesterday, Luke colored green crayon all over my scotchguarded upholstery window seats around the kitchen table, wall (and the pillow). I was thinking great....how in the world am I going to get this off. Check this out....baby wipes got it completely out today. I wish I had taken before/after pictures. So, if you're ever in a dilemma try out the baby wipes first before buying expensive spot treatments. I can't take credit for thinking up this remedy, but rather a Yahoo group I belong to who sent me the suggestions.
That's it for now....