Elijah came home from a seminar he spoke at with his dad two Tuesdays ago. He went upstairs to say hi to everyone and then sat down at the table looking very forlorn. Everyone started eating but he seemed sad.
Out of nowhere he said “Nobody was excited to see me come home.” And he started to tear. (He can be very dramatic.)
I was surprised he felt this way…my 10 year old, big boy.
He continued, “Only Nancy (the househelp) said, Hi Elijah how are you? Edan didn’t even pay attention to me. He was just doing his computer programming when I arrived. You (mom) just went to your room to be with Catalina.”
Edan was equally surprised that Elijah felt this way.
I knew Elijah just needed some attention. So I asked him to come sit by me and I put food on his plate and asked him about his time with his dad.
Edan didn’t think he needed to apologize for being busy with computer
programing but he very thoughtfully said, “I saved your cup noodles even if mommy told me to eat them and I didn’t eat your ice chocolate.”
AFRAID OF THE DARK:
Edan doesn’t like to use the toilet by himself when the lights are turned off. So he always tries to get one of his siblings to accompany him.
“Titus! Do you want to use the bathroom? Come, come let’s go…”
Titus replies, “No, I don’t want to.”
Edan finds another victim…”Tiana! Do you want to go to the bathroom?”
“Do you want a prize?”
She runs to the bathroom to accompany Edan and comes back with no prize.
Tiana walks into my room and with conviction says, “I really really need makeup.” (I don’t know where she gets this. I don’t wear a lot of make up.)
So I give her lipgloss instead to play with.
A few days later, she comes home from church with her lips all glossy. I noticed them in the car. They looked very pretty but I wondered how she put the lipgloss on.
I asked her, “Can you show me how you put on lipgloss?”and she demonstrates it for me (very skillfully.)
“Where did you learn to do that?”
Hmm…I sure hope not…
I take Tiana with me when I do errands so we can spend time together. One afternoon she was being too rambunctious in the backseat and I asked her to stop.
She didn’t like being told to stop moving around so she started inventing a tune and singing to herself, “I love mommy sometimes…sometimes I love mommy.”
Of course I started laughing.
I can’t get enough of these kids!!!