Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Yikes! I can't believe Aiden will be four in about 6 weeks. That is just insane. We have been having some pretty deep conversations lately. Okay, maybe not too deep but they are entertaining!
Aiden in the car on the way home: Mom, I'm growin' up. I'm almost 4 years old and I can't wait for my 4 year birthday party....but I really can't wait till I grow to be 5, because once I'm 4, I'm going to be 5 and then I will have my 5 year party and that will be so so exciting. And then we will have my 6 year party when I turn 6 years old. Can you believe it?
I didn't even get a word in edgewise before he was onto topic two...but like I said, I can't believe it!
About 1 minute later: Mom, you can just call me Aid.
Me: Does anyone call you Aid?
Aiden: No, but you can....or you can call me Bao.
Me: Okay, Aid or Bao...How about Aid Bao (clearly not funny to my almost 4 year old)
Aiden: Um, or how about you can just call me Aiden Bao Quoc. Do you understand?
There was no topic 3...someone didn't take a nap on this day and I'm pretty sure fell asleep within seconds of his "do you understand".
A dinner conversation this weekend...
Aiden: Mom, have you ever been to Tokyo?
Me: No, I haven't.
Aiden: That's in Japan, you know. Is that close to Vietnam?
Me: It is kind of close to Vietnam.
Aiden: I knew that. I visited Tokyo when I lived in Vietnam. It was the summer.
I tried to tell him he hadn't been but he wasn't having it. I need to get on that lifebook!
And just a few funny things he's said that I don't want to forget...
We went to a program at church on Saturday and Aiden was looking through the bible in the pew. He was shouting out the numbers he found in the books (a little too loudly). He told my mom, "I have got to get one of these books". I showed him at home the next day but he liked the thinner pages in the one at church.
We stopped at Walgreen$ and as we were paying Aiden very seriously asked the cashier, "why aren't your walls green?" Yesterday there was a Walgreen$ commercial on the radio. On a side note, Aiden can't understand that I can't rewind the radio- his current favorites are Tonight Tonight and Stereo Hearts. Anyway, Aiden piped up from the back seat, "It's a Walgreen$ commercial but they don't have green walls like they should."
I have a feeling I am really going to enjoy the 4's!
Posted by Kelli at 10:05 PM
Friday, March 16, 2012
When he was watching a show he kept covering his eyes as a volcano was rumbling in the backgroung. "I'm very worried they will get lavaed!"
A couple of nights ago he told me he couldn't sign Papa's birthday card because it made him too nervous.
Posted by Kelli at 6:00 AM
Saturday, March 10, 2012
Then there's the not so fun stuff to talk about. Like challenging behavior. We had a few weeks that were really, really rough. It's gotten better but not completely. And it's just something I'm willing to share on a public blog. And I think that's another thing- there's a lot more I could blog about but I'm not comfortable doing it here. And Aiden has had plenty of activities and fun things going on but it often involves other children. Another reason to go password protected- I could share even more pictures! And if those weren't reasons enough to password protect things, I had an incident happen with one of my students this week and it invovled pictures and faceb00k (pictures someone tagged of me so they were public). It was hurtful, cruel and downright creepy. I have a wordpress blog ready to go but I want to find someone to make it pretty :). I definitely want to keep blogging- it's the only journal I have for our family. I just need the ability to make some things private. I will be sure to let everyone know when I make the switch.
Posted by Kelli at 10:57 AM
Sunday, March 4, 2012
Posted by Kelli at 9:54 PM