While trying to come up with a title for this post, the old Simon and Garfunkel song came to mind. "Slow down, you move too fast. Gotta make the morning last, just kickin' down the cobblestones, lookin' for fun, and feelin' groovy!"
That about sums up this week.
I've realized that the kids just need to slow down, already! Need a few examples?
- Soni's hair is now long enough to put in a ponytail, and she will very often (usually while grocery shopping) burst into song. Her favorite at the moment happens to be "we will rock you". We'll be going down the cereal isle, when she will begin to shout "We wheel, we wheel, WOCK YOU!" She has also started this thing where she will scratch Cameron's back, or "do" his hair, and then ask..."All better, Daddy?" I swear, 2 1/2 is a lot cuter on a kid that you know is your last one!
- Peyton is very proud of the fact that he can now spell his name. Yesterday, I heard him chasing the others around going "Wemember, guys...it's P-E-Y-T-O-N!" He repeated this over and over again, each time spelling it faster than the time before.
- While at the dentist office today (Cameron and I were taking turns, so I was in the waiting room with the kids) Dylan read me a book. He read the whole thing himself, with very little help from me. Granted, it wasn't a particularly challenging book, but if you know Dylan, you know that he takes after his mother a bit. He's a perfectionist. He doesn't want to try, if he thinks for one second that he might fail. So, up until now, he refused to read to me. Turns out, he's pretty good at it! Let's hope we can get him to keep it up through the summer.
- Andi has recently taken to reading "chapter books". While her handwriting still worries us that she may be dyslexic, her teacher assures us that it's most likely because she is left handed. I still have no idea how we managed to get a lefty. She's the only one in the house. In an effort to make her look more nerdy, she recently got glasses. Cameron sat content in the knowledget that he was getting his way, with making her less attractive to the opposite sex. Unfortunately, his plan failed. Turns out, she has the perfect face for glasses, so she still looks cute. To add insult to injury...
A few days ago, there was a knock at the door. When Cameron looked out the window, he saw that there were a couple neighborhood kids at our door. Thinking they were panhandlers, Cameron answered the door. To his surprise, the boys asked if Andi could come out to play. That's right, Andi has male admirers. I recognized one of the boys from Andi's class. His name is Christian, and has always been polite to me. We consented, and they ended up playing in our backyard. I wasn't worried, because I figure she's just like me. I always had more boy friends than I had girl friends. Cameron WAS worried for the exact same reason. "She looks just like you, and you're cute! This is the beginning of the end, I tell ya!"
I may be mistaken, but I think I saw a look of "I gotta get me a shotgun" in his eye.
At ease, Daddy, at ease...
I would post a picture of Andi in her new glasses, but I can't seem to find the camera. I'll get right on that. Maybe this time next month, I'll get it on here. Golly, I'm such a slacker...