-Clayton had a birthday as well this week. We celebrated with donuts on the morning of his birthday...at 6:20 am. He left 20 minutes later for school. Grin.
-Jack has come home from school every day this week with the biggest smile on his face. He's made friends. He loves his teacher. He loves school lunches. It has been music to this mom's ears.
-Since the big boys went back to school it's just been me and Andrew. I have two observations:
1) It is much easier at home with only one child.
2) While I knew Andrew talked a lot...I mean A LOT, I just didn't realize how much he talked. You see, when the boys are home he has them to talk to. When they are gone Andrew has an audience of one...me. Wow, that's a lot of talking!
We went to Costco this week to grab a few back to school snacks. We were there around 10:45 am, but we went ahead and had lunch. When you eat breakfast at 6:15 am you are hungry by 10:45 am. Andrew had pizza (as big as his head) and I had a salad. Is he not the cutest lunch date?!?
Being the baby has its perks, but sometimes it allows Andrew to pick up some "bad" habits that are a little two grown for him. One of those habits is him saying, pretty disrespectfully, "Oh, come on!" We have told him it is not appropriate for him (or his brothers) to say this, but he stills says it. When I correct him he says, "I was just talking to myself." Yeah, when you talk to yourself you don't say it out loud.
-While on vacation we are a little more relaxed with the boys. It's vacation after all! You know, if you want Diet Coke for dinner that is fine. If you want two desserts in a day, go ahead. Need a snack 15 minutes before supper...sure. You know, relaxed. Since Andrew is going to preschool we are encouraging him to wipe his own bottom. This has rocked his world. I think he thought I'd be wiping his hiney until he graduated from high school. While we were on vacation he went to the restroom with Fred and said, "Since we are on vacation do you think you could wipe my bottom?" I think Fred said yes. That kid.