3 ways things have changed from a year ago
1.A year ago…
Jack: Can I have breakfast??
me: Sure. What do you want?
me: (I get him a bowl and he reads while eating)
me: (still in bed) Did you eat?
Jack: Yeah I ate two bowls of cereal and some banana bread. I already played legos for an hour. Oh, and I watched a video while I ate.
A year ago…
Jack: Want to play with me?
me: Okay, just let me put the plates and food away.
Jack: (whining) You always have to do stuff first!!!
me: Jack, I’m hurrying! The cats will get this if I don’t put it away. Sheesh.
me: Do you want me to come up and play legos with you?
Jack: Sooo not happening. (slam)
A year ago...
Jack: Can you call my friend so we can have a play date?
me: Let me talk to his Mom first. We have to coordinate. I have to find a few hours when I’m free.
Jack: You don’t have to stay with me!
me: I don’t really know his parents, so I’m gonna stay while you play with your friend. Or you can invite him over here.
me: Are you going over your friend’s house?
Jack: Be back at 5:30! (he yells as he’s going out the door to hop on his bike and ride a few houses down to his friend’s house)
(The cats and I stare at each other)
Anyone else noticing the same thing? I looked back to find a post from last year that I could reference. This is a good one. We still have that same morning song and dance going on, though Jack is much more independent. I still trip over nerf guns in the hallway.