Monday, July 13, 2009

"Yes" Mom Challenge: Day 13--What Colin thinks about Mommy

Today was one of those days that Colin didn't want to rest.

We don't call it nap time at my house--we call it rest time. Colin actually naps about every second or third day--he's sort of outgrowing that phase, but still does need one frequently. On the days when he doesn't sleep, he plays quietly with cars/dinos/books/whatever for about an hour and a half or so, and then I get him up. That's my opportunity to read, pay bills, fold laundry, read blogs, or whatever. It's a system that works well for us.

I knew I was in for it today, when, right after our reading time, he asked me, "Can I not rest today Mommy? I'm not tired."

To which, I replied: "No, Colin. You know that you need to rest for a little while....the races are tonight, and you need to make sure you are ready! I'll be back in a little while to get you, okay?"

I don't know what it was, but I knew. Something just told me that he was not going to rest today.

I thought about it.

I came back to the boys' room about seven minutes later. Ethan and Cameron were out, and Colin was wide awake and fidgety. I decided that I would get him up, and that we could have a bit of quality time.

I'm glad I did. We really had fun together.

I've seen this before on other blogs, and I thought that, since I had some time with just Colin by himself, today would be a good opportunity to give him this little quiz. It was a good opportunity to laugh with my little guy. These are word for word, straight out of his mouth--his answers are in red. Enjoy.

1. What is something mommy always says to you? "I love you."

2. What makes mommy happy? "Giving you a flower I pick from outside."

3. What makes mommy sad? "Ummm...hurting your toe, like you did yesterday." (HA! I had to laugh out loud at this case you are not on Facebook and don't know, Ethan threw a large truck down yesterday, and it landed right on my toe. Though I am fine now, I could have sworn it was broken for several hours after the incident....)

4. How does your mommy make you laugh? "Tickles me!"

5. What was your mommy like as a child? (shrugs) "Like the little Mermaid, I guess." (Huh?)

6. How old is your mommy? "50."

7. How tall is your mommy? "6' 1" or 6' 2"." Apparently I look much taller from his vantage point.

8. What is Mommy's favorite thing to do? "Shop!" (Nice! That is pretty high up on my list!)

9. What does your mommy do when you're not around? "Mom, I just don't know that question. I'm always around."

10. If your mommy becomes famous, what will it be for? "What is famous?" When I explained, he said, "Typing really fast."

11. What is your mommy really good at? "Reading to us at rest time."

12. What is your mommy not very good at? "I don't know. You always do a good job at things. I don't know this question either." (I've sure got him fooled! *giggle*)

13. What does your mommy do for a job? "Clean up the house."

14.What is your mommy's favorite food? "Salad" (Wha?) followed shortly by "The nut place" (that is what our boys call Texas Roadhouse--and that's more like it.)

15.What makes your mommy proud of you? "Helping Ethan go potty."

16. If your mommy were a cartoon character, who would she be? "Jasmine."

17. What do you and your mommy do together? "This stuff. Like, right now when we are together like this in the office. On this bed."

18. How are you and your mommy the same? "We both have teeth."

19. How are you and your mommy different? "You have earrings and I don't."

20. How do you know your mommy loves you? "You giving me kisses and hugs."

21. What does your mommy like most about your daddy? "Kisses!"

22. Where is your mommy's favorite place to go? "The place in the picture...the grape juice place." This one I must explain. Just this morning, Colin was asking me about a painting that hangs in our dining room. It is a picture of an Italian villa, and there is a large vineyard in the corner of the picture. Colin wanted to know if it was somewhere I had been; I told him no, I hadn't been there, but I would like to go there someday. Colin thought the grapes were soldiers--it is a bit hard to tell what they are--but I explained to him that they were grape vines. He asked why there were so many vines, and I said that that particular part of the world was famous for their, um.....grape juice. I thought it a bit too early in the day to begin a discussion on "What is wine, Mommy?"

So, no time to myself today, but it worked out great. I found out some really interesting things about myself that I never even knew! Oh, yeah--and I found out that I need to do a little bit better of a job teaching Colin about age and height. *grin*


Aim said...

nice. always wonder what they really think of things! I think I will wait for Luke or maybe I should ask him now while he thinks everything is five or younger? ;)

Nancy said...

Cute!! I did something very similar with our 3 older boys and we laughed hysterically at some of the answers! I love "the nut house!" It's one of our favorite places, too, only our kids say we're going to Texas. :)

Karie said...

That's cute. I have to try that with Reese. I'm kind of scared of what her answers would be.

Julie said...

SO cute!! I need to ask Puckey those questions and see what she has to say. I'm sorta scared though.

Leanne said...

I laughed out loud at some of those answers!!

I love the way our kids think....I'm so proud and happy when they grow up, but at the same time, I want my little ones to stay little forever!

Take care!

Jill said...

I love all of your "yes" stories! I'm so glad the challenge has been so good for you!