Monday, July 06, 2009

This child!

As in this child may not survive 3 years old!

He has turned into Sassy McSassy over the last couple of months. We try not to humor what he says, but sometimes he just amazes us with what comes out of his mouth. We came down hard on his use of poop jokes and he finally complied after a couple days worth of timeouts. Next thing I know he is making PEE jokes. I tell him, "Let's go look for daddy." He says, "OK, let's go look for Pee Pee." Is this a little boy thing or a 3 year old thing?

Another joy is when he is in an ornery mood-he loudly contradicts EVERYTHING anybody else says. This got him yanked out of church yesterday when he said, "NO SHE DOESN'T LOVE JESUS!" in response to someone's testimony. I was pretty much mortified. Later during church he was being a little tyrant in the nursery telling all the little kids, "BUBBLES ARE JUST FOR ME!" Later he chucked a block in anger and it hit a little girl who happens to be our neighbor. I think he was being a beast mostly because of the late night July 4th and lack of breakfast. After a huge lunch and lo-ong nap he woke up nice again. We had him make an apology card for his little friend and he insisted on taking a bag of cookies and juice box to her, too. He's such a sweetie when he's not being the giant tyrant.

Happy 4th of July!

We had a lovely July 4th! Lots of good friends, good food, good swimming, good naps and good fireworks! I am thankful for all the freedoms we enjoy, namely worshipping as I choose, freedom to study whatever I wanted at whatever University I could get into, freedom to choose whatever career I was qualified for, freedom to marry who, when and where I wanted, freedom to have as many children as we can, freedom to wear whatever clothes I want, freedom to shop at Walmart or Target or both, and freedom to say whatever I want on my own little blog!

Here are the only pics I took all day:

James enjoying his own version of smores.