I was just wondering about holiday gifts from Santa yesterday. Wondering how many or what toys my little son will see on the tv, and think are supercool, only to eventually find it's a dud. (at least, for him.)
Was thinking of all the cool toys he has, and doesn't often play with --at least, not daily.
And now, this morning as I get up and check my email, I hear them playing in the next room. With T-Rex Mountain. They're making up stories, using false voices, and problem solving. They've engaged the cavemen, dinosaurs, woolly mammoth, and boulders.
A content Mama scoots off to clean the kitchen while the children play.
Lots of hide-n-go-seek.
er - via dead mouse in the kitchen. Shudder. You know the routine. Thrice bleached. Then the usual freak-out clean, then the regular clean. whoof. (not mega-cleaning the whole dang kitchen - though it's on the list- just the general graveyard area.)
Some kind of mysterious "crazy Elmo mixed up game" involving sharks and killer whales. The details were privileged information.
After a day full of tormenting (being rough and short-tempered with) his sister, and after being threatened that his Mama was gonna call the Jack-Ass Police to take him to live with the jack-asses on Jack-Ass Island where they brey and hee-haw all day long (which he thought was hilarious) he finally came out of his room, (he went in there to separate himself from us - to have a break) and said "Mom - I'm ready to be sweet and loving now." "I look forward to that," responded his mother. "Maddie - I'm sorry." "I'm sorry, too. Wanna play hide-and-seek?" "Ooooh, we've played that a Billion times today!... Okay, come on. You count to twenty-three, and I'll hide in the..." as their voices trail away.
Jumpin' on the tramp. With Daddy.
Hide-and-seek with Daddy.
Peanut Butter cookies for Maddie.
Chocolate Chip cookies for Trevy.
Funny - the tv hasn't even been on today. Too busy, I guess.
'Course, as I write this Little Son says "How'bout the Rescuers?"
Looks like it's The Rescuers again, this time with warm cookies and giant glasses of milk.