Sunday, November 21, 2010

"I don't like Star Wars"

Really? Could this really be my child?

We introduced Xander to Star Wars on Friday. The original trilogy, first movie. Jess had already seen some of one of the movies, so it wasn't completely unfamiliar to her.

Turned out both kids were scared of Darth Vader. Not unexpected. What was completely unexpected was that Xander was afraid of C3P0. He was okay with R2D2 but scared of C3P0. How is that even possible? The most cowardly droid in the whole series and he was scared of him.

And then came the statement, "I don't like Star Wars."

I've done something terribly wrong. ; )

Sunday, November 14, 2010

A cup of joe

Xander came home from church today and had gotten a bit dozy in the car. He lay down in the hall for a minute, pretending to sleep. Then he told me how tired he was.

"Can't I have something so I don't feel so tired, like coffee?" he said. The last thing a 3 year old needs is coffee. Maybe when he's 4.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

The Sound of Silence

Yesterday I dropped Xander off at Kidstop at the Y (daycare while I work out) by himself (instead of with Jessica). He didn't cry at all when I left.

The silence was the most beautiful sound I've heard in a long time.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Voting and treats

I took the kids to vote with me tonight. I had almost forgotten and we were at the Y so I asked them if they wanted to go with me. After a lengthy discussion, we agreed we would go.

"Boat!" is what Xander said. Thinking he was just mispronouncing it, I said, "Yes, let's boat."

So we went and voted. As I was waiting to check out, Xander asked, "Are we going to go on the boat now?"

I can't help but feel I misled him.

* * *

Xander didn't do very well at Halloween. Jessica had been invited to a friend's house for a quick pizza dinner and then to trick or treat in the neighborhood. I tagged along with Xander because she didn't want to go out without me.

Her friend's older brother had also invited some friends. I didn't realize one of them was wearing a scary mask and pushing his face into Xander's face until he was already scared. We got to go to exactly one house and he wanted to go home. Fortunately by then Jessica was having enough fun where she didn't care if we went home. Good big sister that she is, she shared her bountiful treats with Xander when she got home.

After lunch today, Xander was allowed one piece of candy. He agonized over this decision. He kept pulling pieces of candy out, examining them, rejecting them. At one point he took out four pieces and did "meenie meenie miney mo."

I think he put more time into deciding which piece of candy to have than most people did on the election today.