A quick moment to share some of my favorite son's recent ornery-ness:
* We were walking out the door for school the other morning and I said, "Here Jack, carry your bag, please." And he turned around and said, "No you carry it" pointing at me dead-seriously. I couldn't help but chuckle and said, "No Jack, little boys help their mommies out" and he finally obliged.
* Jack has learned how to "fake" different emotions. He likes to pop out a fake cry if he's trying to get something. Or at night time, his new thing is to say he's afraid of the dark. Sometimes it seems to be legitimate fear, but the other night I went in for bedtime routine and he said, "Mommy I'm scared." I said, "What is scary?" He replied, "I see creatures!" I said, "Where are the creatures?" "On the ceiling" (said with wide eyes and open mouth/half grin!). Again, holding back a chuckle I said, "Tell the creatures goodnight and go to sleep!" :) (he fell right asleep)
* Yesterday he was playing with his "Mack truck" (see CARS movie and you'll understand). He got up on the couch and started driving it around our leather couch. I said, "No Jack...Mack drives on the ground." He said, (again grinning) "No mommy, Mack drives on the couch!" I couldn't help but tackle him with kisses because he just looked so cute.
I've got to work on my ability to keep a straight face...he's just too cute!
Until next time...