I should be getting ready for bed right now, but I’d rather be blogging oh yes indeedy. The timing of Random Tuesday thoughts couldn’t be better, because I think I’m down to two, maybe three functioning neurons and I FEL SMRT 2DAI.
My son is oh so grown up, and yet not.
Money issues must weigh heavily on James’s brain because he has caught on very quickly to the concept of needing to earn money to buy things. He asked if we could go out to dinner last night. Tim asked him if he had any money to buy dinner. James replied, “here’s the deal Dad…..you have to buy me dinner because you have ALL the money.”
Tim wisely decided that James was ready to have a chat about chores and allowance. James thought that earning an allowance would be lovely. He didn’t actually say that he liked the idea, but we knew because he started rubbing his hands together and laughing maniacally. Tim chose to ignore the avaristic giggles, and asked him what he thought would be a good chore. He thought practicing riding his bike would be good. I suggested that perhaps he could do something easy like feed the cats every morning without having to be reminded too many times. James countered with the suggestion that he could eat all his dinner, or drink hot chocolate every night.
It scares me how quickly he is catching on to sophisticated concepts and yet still has trouble pronouncing certain words. James hasn’t been terribly interested in sweets until just recently. I thought that perhaps I had managed to not pass on my sugar gene. Sadly this is not the case, because he has been asking for neminems and yellypops.
One of my three working neurouns just starting waving a white flag and the others two…well, I don’t know exactly what they are doing. I’m headed off to bed. If you are still awake and are looking for some fun reading before hitting the hay, check out Keely over at The Un Mom. She’s brilliant.