The other day the whole family was here in front of my computer talking to Grandma and Granddaddy on Skype. Owen ran off quickly and announced as he was opening the door to the bathroom that he had "to go".
He was gone for quite a while but as we talked we sort of forgot about him. When he finally did appear again I quickly told him to go to his bathroom where his step stool is and wash his hands in there. Instead of bathroom though I said restroom. He turned toward me, and with every bit of seriousness responded with: "My bathroom isn't a restroom, it's just a bathroom."
This was somewhat funny in itself, but what was hilarious to me was that he was wearing my glasses and walking off with them as if he wore them all the time and wasn't even going to draw attention to the fact that he had them on. Of course they were a little big for him but I can't tell you how cute I think he looks in glasses. His little blond/brown head with those serious brown eyes make spectacles look right at home. I do hope he never needs them but if he does...at least he looks good in them.
"Mommy, I want to watch Toy Story!"
"No, you don't need to watch Toy Story."
"Yes, I do want to, it's my fravorite movie and I want to watch it."
"Yes, I know it's your favorite but you don't need to watch it."
"I like to watch good movies and it's a good movie."
"I'm glad you like to watch good movies...you don't need to watch a movie right now."
Owen has been saying so many fun things. The other day while eating something he enjoyed he made the above comment: "This is just like delicious." He is figuring out a lot of things like which people are boys and which ones are girls. He still doesn't get it right with everyone but he's starting to notice the differences. He has taken note of traffic lights and loves to announce when they are green so that we can go. Yesterday and today when he sat down to eat I heard him say, "This is going to make me big and strong." I honestly don't know if I said that to him or not, but someone did and it stuck. He corrects us at times, if I miss-quote a line from Toy Story 2 he is sure to let me know how it should have been said. He is also very aware of what he should and should not do and will tell those who would tempt him of his parameters. Wednesday Grandma was in the back of the van with him and offered him a little snack but he quickly let her know that daddy said we can't eat in the van followed with the explanation, "We have to leave it clean." He will also pit the grown ups against one another if he can in order to get what he wants. This morning I told him not to do something and he countered with "Grandma said I need to..."
Tonight we will be making our first family trip to Chuck-E-Cheese. He has never been and I was hoping to avoid it as long as possible but that is where our friends suggested we meet and with four small boys between us it is probably a good idea. Let's hope for a clean environment and happy children.
Kris and I took the boys and headed out to vote on the last day of early voting. Wilson county, where we live, had two early voting locations. The closest of these was at the park where we had Owen's birthday party and where there is a very nice large playground. When Owen asked what we were doing I told him we were going to vote. He interpreted this as boat and asked if we were going to the lake. He couldn't and still can't get the relationship of voting and water out of his head and again today asked if we were "floating at the playground."
It doesn't quite seem possible that our little man could be three years old, but he insists that he is (except when he's insisting that he's five) and we tend to believe those three little fingers when he hold them up and says "I'm Free!"
We had a party:
Charlie Daniels Park in Mt. Juliet
Buzz Light-year Piñata
Big Cake with Buzz, Woody, Jessie and Bulls eye hanging out on top.
Thus far, three is going well. He seems to have a great time in the three year old room at church. He loves being a big boy and his understanding seems to grow daily. He goes potty by himself most of the time. He occasionally asks me to help but it is mostly because he wants my attention and on busy days that seems to him to be the only way to get it. Makes me feel bad of course, so I have been trying to do better. He is becoming more and more rough and tumble, and our serious little boy has been changing into a more active and aggressive little boy. He is still laid back most of the time and enjoys following as much as leading when he's playing with other children. Jayna and Krista were here for a day and she being the little CEO of the future led him around and told him how they were going to play. He was absolutely fine with that and they got along just fine. I hope that he will assume a little more dominance in the future but I am grateful for his compliance right now.
He got to spend some time with his great-grandparents last week and had a blast. Here are a couple of pictures of our visit to a farm south of town near where they were staying.
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