Tuesday, November 28, 2006

i think he's really got something...

tonight, henry expressed an interest in photography. i was so touched. so, of course, i taught him all of my secrets and gave him only the finest pointers from my buddy weentrab. and i really think he's got the eye and pure talent. i am so impressed. his photos are so creative and so abstract and artistic. who knew we would have a budding photographer in the house? what are your thoughts?

yesterday was one of those days. you know. where your kid just plain gets on your nerves? by the end of the day, i was so ready for a bubble bath. mind you, i am NOT a bubble bath gal, so the desire for one is something that came from sheer exhaustion, not to mention frustration.

big sigh.

so this morning, i was determined to have a better day with big h. luckily, we are back in school. praise jesus. the goo and i just hung out at home and piddled for most of the day, getting lame stuff done around the house.

picked up big h, who was thrilled to see us. i won't lie -- there is a narcissistic part of me that LOVES picking him up from school or from church nursery. i LOVE that he gets so excited to see me. sometimes it is just a fleeting moment, but i enjoy it while it lasts. :)

on the way home, we discussed the real meaning of christmas...gifts. (see big mama's entry on this subject -- hysterical!) he tells me that he would like to get a new car for me. so thoughtful. "hey mama...can we go to the store today and get a new car?" hmmm...how exactly do you explain to a VERY temperamental 3-year-old that you don't just go get a new car? so i proceed to teach him the value of money and that cars are expensive and you have to save your money. (meanwhile, henry is yawning.) i then said "henry, do you know who gave us our black car? nana and papa did." "well, mama, that is SOOO very nice, huh?" i mean, having conversations with this kid kills me. henry is finally at an age that i LOVE. (i'm sure some of you...bff...are saying, "you love this phase? you didn't yesterday. didn't you want to take him to the neighbors yesterday?" notice i didn't post yesterday.) well, today, i love this phase. i love his curiosity. i love his simplicity. i LOVE the things that come out of his mouth.

not sure how many times i can respond and how many variations of a response i can give to the age-old remark around our house "suddenly _____'s driver applied his brakes, but it was too late. luckily, no one was hurt." "really, henry? who's driver? what happened? who will help him? i hope it doesn't happen again." and when i KNOW he's not listening to me, my mean, sarcastic streak comes out, and my responses become, "you're kidding! his driver applied his brakes? but he NEVER applies the brakes. did thomas get voted off the island of sodor?" that's my dark side.
rumor has it that the temperature is going to drop around these parts. can you actually hear the hallelujah chorus playing in our house? beautiful!!! and ms. wiz, don't think i won't put greta in her pink pompom hat! (and will send a picture.)

and to report from the buz front -- today was new job day #2, and things seem to be going really well. i do have to admit, i can't get enough of him getting home in less than an hour and a half. pure bliss.

the goo had a good day. only went through 3 outfits today (due to spit up and constant drool) and didn't cry herself to sleep tonight. those are considered successes in the wisner house.

and to end the night...i'd like to give a big shout out to my big brother, who is and always will be the golden child of the family. happy birthday, dude. i love you and can't wait to see you in a month! you are my hero! enjoy your show tonight.