I have been feeling miserable the past two days as I have been getting over another round of mastitis. As a result, I asked Will if he would vacuum the family room carpet for me. (We are supposed to have company tomorrow.) He said, “Yes.” I set up the vacuum cleaner and moved furniture around for him, but he vacuumed the family room carpet and kitchen floor. He did a good job. I told him that I was very proud of him. He said, “Mommy, thank you for training me.” Wow! There are times that they really come off with something that indicates some truth is taking “root” in their hearts.
Tonight as the boys and their parents were cleaning up their books, Drew decided to sit on my lap. As he sat down, he proceeded to bop me in the face and bump so that it hurt. I grimaced so he asked, “Mommy, you okay? Mommy, you all right?” Thoughtful boy!
Today as Will was climbing into his booster seat for lunch, he brought two stuffed animals, gloves, and a bucket. He then exclaimed, “My tummy hurts!” He had so many toys with him that there wasn’t enough room for him.
Over the weekend, we had a good visit with family but were worried about our youngest son, in particular. He came down with a cold the day we were leaving, was exposed to some possible allergens over the weekend, and wound up being very asthmatic. It was very frightening for me to hear him wheeze at some points with every breath. We wound up giving him two breathing treatments. Today, he sounds better but is still congested and a little wheezy at times. Poor baby!
Saturday night as we were preparing for bed, Will asked Jonathan if GG (Jonathan’s grandmother) believed in Jesus (we were staying at her house for the weekend). Jonathan said that she did. Will then said, “I believe in Jesus too.”
Every night before bed, Jonathan tells the boys a story about a horse named Henry and his two siblings: Henrietta and Humphrey. A few nights ago when Jonathan was getting the boys ready for bed, Will said, “Tell me a horsie about a story.” He sounds a little “Pennsylvania Dutch”…
Last evening, the boys were building a complicated train track arrangement with their daddy. At one point, Jonathan was blocking Drew’s pathway so Drew said, “Excuse me, daddy!” Ever so often throughout the boys’ play, you would hear, “Excuse me.” What deferential lads! I hope these polite manners will continue… 😉
Today is Drew’s second birthday! Wow! That time has flown, but it does feel like it’s been awhile. I have a hard time remembering all the details of his birth. I think that I “blocked” most of it out since it was a bit tramatic at the end. Nice to have it in the past. Wonderful to have him here in the present! What a blessing our Drew is!
Yesterday, the boys and I were shopping for a bridal gift. Off to the side of the store was a display of patio furniture. Will saw it and said, “Mommy, let’s go on a date here.” Very cute! Apparently, he understands some aspects of going on a date. 🙂
Yesterday when I was returning home from a ladies’ Bible study, Will said, “Mommy, tell me the colors of the cars we pass.” I asked him if he wanted to learn all the colors, and he said, “Yes.” I am glad he desires to learn. This has been something I have been working with him on for a long time: teaching him the names of colors. He can sort by color and sometimes can name them correctly, but for some reason, their names haven’t “stuck with him.”