24 August 2008
He got his bike inspected by the bike shop mechanics, had his helmet adjusted to fit properly (bad mama), saw a demonstration with an egg about the importance of wearing said helmet, and rode the obstacle course about 10 times (with the proper hand signals). He had a blast.
On the way home, he fell again. As I came up to the scene of the accident, he was laying flat on his back, attempting to push the bike off of him with both feet, muttering "Oh, well, I'm okay. It wasn't too bad."
When I told him he did a great job getting back on the bike, he informed me: "Well, mom, that's just the nature of bike riding."
* He has had this bike and ridden it on and off for two years. Before yesterday, he had fallen off it twice. On his first weekend riding it, he fell and wouldn't get back on it for over a year. About six months ago, he tried riding to the library, fell, and just started riding again about a month ago. So the quick recovery from two falls in one day is... priceless.
22 August 2008
I simply love her site. It has helped my start my organizing journey.
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02 June 2008
His favorite type of storytelling, though, is more interactive. My mom calls them Shaggy stories, and we each take turns telling a little bit of the story.
Today he suggested a story about Batman and Robin (big surprise - he's superhero crazy at the moment).
Starts with the setup:
I ask, "What story would you like to tell?"
"Batman and Robin are driving around in the Batmobile looking for bad guys and people to save"
I repeat what he says (he gets his storytelling abilities from his dad), and pass it back to him with "they're driving around, and they see..."
"Superman picking strawberries!"
I love this boy. The story went on from there. Many bad guys were caught, many people were rescued, all is well.
23 May 2008
Very clichéd, but I realized he's not a baby anymore. In the past few months, his fears have slipped away (well, most of them), his energy has increased (is that possible?), his boyishness has increased (wow - has it ever), his thirst for knowledge has increased exponentially and my boy is a reader!!
I love you.