Well...it's Friday, and I haven't posted in a bit.
And today, I shall post about Wednesday....
I'm at work right now, and mega-missing my buddy. I did NOT want to leave him this morning!
So, on Wednesday night, my husband went out for poker night.
It was approaching bedtime, so I took Gage into the nursery to rock.
And that's where we talk.
It usually starts with me asking, "Did you have a good day today?"
Anywho...on Wednesday night, we were there in the rocker. Lights down low...just the two of us.
Gage: "Daddy gone go to work."
Me: "No, Daddy went to play poker."
Gage: "Yeah! Daddy kick-ed da ball!"
Me: "Well, that's SOCCER. Daddy went to play POKER."
Gage: "Yeah Daddy!" [clapping]"Daddy kick-ed da ball!"
Me: "No, he went to play poker, with cards."
Gage: "Daddy cars go beep-beep."
Me: "Not 'cars', 'carDs'"
Gage: "Beep-beep. Daddy poker."
Me: "Let's practice blowing kisses again." [because clearly, the above conversation, while cute, was going nowhere.]
Gage: "mmmmmmmm-WAH" [throwing a kiss] "Bye Darnin"
(after a few of these kisses & 'bye darnin', it dawned on me----my MOM calls Gage "darling", and that's what she does EVERY time we leave or she leaves, she blows kisses & says, "Bye Darling". Oh, it was truly just the cutest thing to see him blow kisses while we rocked & say, "bye darnin". After that, he would blow kisses and say, "bye annen" (Allen).
Oh, it was so wonderful.
Just a really good Mommy moment.
Another little funny Gage thing....
Well, we went ahead & let him start playing with his little kitchen (yes, I KNOW it's supposed to be a birthday gift....but whatever......)
He LOVES the "miker-wave". The way he says it is so cuuuute! "Miker-wave".
And...he puts his dinner in there...so far I've cleaned corn & grapes out of the "miker-wave". Oh, and FYI: the thing doesn't hold water either. But hey---thanks buddy for trying that one out for me. I just looooooooooooved soaking up the water on the floor!
Potty training update: we are by no means there, and really have no consistency with this YET. His 2nd b-day is going to be like the official kick-off for potty training season. I know that people say that boys take longer....so, my goal is to have it done by his 3rd birthday. I'd love to not have to buy diapers & pull ups any longer! Or at least for 24 hr/day coverage. Anyway...that's my goal---be fully trained by 3 years old. And....I've already resorted to the bribery system. If he pees in the potty, he gets 5 dark chocolate M&Ms. And sadly, last night I promised him that if he poops in the potty, I'll give him the whole bag! I think we're a long ways off from him pooping in the potty. He prefers the privacy found behind the rocking chair or under the kitchen table for pooping. He refuses to poop in the potty. In fact, he pretty much refuses to sit on it too. He would rather us pull out the little bowl part, put it on the floor right between his legs. Then he stands up to tinkle. (yes, I did just type that word. I like it. I prefer it...so live with it!)
Our next mission, should we choose to accept it: Potty Training of Little Mr.Get-My-Way.
I just want to go home & play kitchen & be with my baby!