By it, I mean the weekend. Maybe seasonal allergies are kicking in because we were a tired and emotional bunch over the past two days.
With all two of my brain cells firing in tandem, the following “game” was almost too intricate.
J: Boo!…………………………………………..Mom, you have to say Agh!
J: Say Boo! to me!
M: (finally getting the point of the game) Bhaaahh!
J: Animatedly slaps his thigh, then falls to the ground laughing like a hyena.
We invested in stimulating James’ creativity and hand-eye coordination by visiting the Legos store. Making our purchase was filled with tension worthy of any boardroom.
James was set on getting a huge castle set with ogres, and knights, fire, and cannons. We were thinking of something more basic, that was more flexible because it wasn’t tied into a particular theme. The negotiations were protracted and as they progressed, James became more and more desperate. Eventually his emotions welled over and he began to cry.
Tears could have brought the purchasing process to an abrupt end. James, perhaps sensing this, turned his back to us and became very interested in fiddling with the Lego people key-chains. Tim asked “are you crying?” James replied, “no, I just have something in my eye….have to get it out.” Furious eye rubbing followed.
Maybe next time we visit the Lego store, we’ll make sure that James has had a nap first.