Sunday, January 26, 2014

play list

The other night G figured out how to move songs into different play lists on the iPod.  P and I didn't even know that was possible.  He was moving all the Gator songs into his playlist.  The playlist is left over from the list I made when he was born.  G said that it was hard to move things but he just kept trying, trying, trying, and he did it.

He also moved the speaker set up from its place near to piano, to be on his desk.  He made it all neat and even moved the plug cover from the new location, to the old location.

I spend a lot of time, too much time, scolding him.  He's such an amazing boy.  So gentle and careful. 

Whenever bB falls over, G is there in an instant, raising bB into his arms and rocking him back and forth.  We're so lucky to have him as THE big brother.

I did my best

Last night G went to a birthday party at a skating rink.  He's never used real skates before.  And skating on a smooth surface is really slippery.  I walked him around about 4 times.  The rink had a break with races done by age.  We watched them race.  Then another mom walked him around 5 times.  Later after pizza, cake and presents, G was skating around on his own.  He was making so much progress, but still learning. 

The rink took a break to have more races and G went out and joined the 10 and under race.  I watched, scared.  He wobbled his way around and didn't quite make the whole loop before they were telling people to clear the path for the next race.  When he made it over to me he told me that he did his best. 

I am so proud of him for having the courage to try things.  He has such courage to try things.  I love him.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Brave boy

G earned $0.25 for buying bread for me. Penny was asleep in the car and it was the bakery thrift store, so a more controlled situation than say, Publix. I asked him to get me bagles, 1 loaf of white bread and 2 loaves of wheat bread.
G: I couldn't find any white bread so I asked the staff.
Me: You asked the staff?
G: I said "Excuse me, do you have any white bread?" and they showed it to me.
Me: Wow, that was so brave. I'm giving you $0.25 more cents!


I wanted to make jam, and like always, I realized I didn't have quite enough sugar.  Rather than go to the store I asked G to calculate ...