Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Pulling it out when it counts*

I think we’ve scared a few of you ‘childfree’ ones a few times over the past few months with stories about the munchkin sized monster currently terrorizing our house… the screaming, the tantrums, the never-ending illnesses, the massive, all consuming shits… But, I must hand it to the kid, he can be a DREAM child at all the right times.

I mean there have been a few times over the past few months where I thought something would be a complete nightmare with him. Like, the plane ride (which yes, was a nightmare – but not because of anything that Lucas did) or a later than expected dinner at a restaurant with in-laws that haven’t seen him 7 months and second cousins that we haven’t seen in 5 years, these were both situations that could have been a recipe for disaster. But I must give the boy props – he can be the sweetest, most well behaved child – and he tends to pull out the “angel baby” routine when it really counts.

Jason and I are always getting “Lucas is the best baby!” and “What a GREAT kid!” from friends and family and even strangers. It’s just amazing to us. We’re so deep in the trenches with him that all we see is the meltdowns at the mall and the throwing food at dinner time or THE KID THAT IS OBSESSED WITH PUTTING HIS HANDS IN THE TRASH CAN AND TOILET.

The other night after Lucas went to bed, Jason and I were sitting there on the couch talking about what a fantastic child Lucas really is, and how intriguing it is to watch him turn into this little person.

Right now his daycare is teaching shapes and his “teachers” made him this little construction paper book of the 4 shapes they are learning. Yesterday he was carrying it around all afternoon, bringing it to us and making us go through the little book. We would ask him where the square is, and he would turn the page and point to the square and then smile and clap with excitement. The simplest things to us, are all brand new to him – and all he wants to do is get out there and explore it all.

Jason’s favorite “trick” of the moment? Ask Lucas where his nose is, and he immediately sticks ½ his finger UP his nose.

God – I love that kid. I so want to feign an illness right now and go get him from daycare and just spend the rest of the day hugging him.

*So just curious, how many of you thought this post was going to be about something sexual?


Blogger RuggerJay said...

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2:56 PM  
Blogger RuggerJay said...

You gotta stop writing this stuff in the middle of the day when I read it at work and get all veklempt.

2:57 PM  
Blogger Kel said...

LOL you know I wasn't thinking dirty until you said something. Then I was like DAMN! I'm not as dirty minded as I used to be. ^_~

4:29 PM  
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