About a week ago I found pen marks the arms of both our couch and the loveseat. I called Joshua over and asked him what happened. He said to me, "I was tricking you, Mommy." Oh lovely!
Yesterday we were driving through a parking lot and Joshua saw the same make, model, and color of my car. He immediately started insisting that we were going to drive a new car home. Why he would pick the same old car, but he was sure determined. It didn't matter how I explained about how buying cars went, he was going to go home in that new car. He was pretty broken up when he had to claim into the same old car he came in. Poor thing!
Last night Joshua and Morgan were fighting a whole lot. After Morgan went to bed I wanted to pull Joshua aside and try to talk to him about getting along better with his sister.
Mommy: Joshua we need to talk about what happened tonight with you and Morgan
Joshua: Okay Mommy. This and this and this happened and and and.... this and this and and and this.
About 5 minutes later he finished his account of everything that had been said or done that evening. Then he says to me, "Okay Mommy, I'm done." He proceeded to continue playing with his toys. Apparently he had a few things he needed to get off his chest too.
I'm thinking, well I'm glad we had that talk.
Today we went to Lee Lee's Oriental Market in Chandler. It's a fascinating place if you've never been, but since I don't know what a 1/4 of the ingredients are I have only ever bought panko bread crumbs there. It's full of new and interesting sights and smells. Anyways, this was Joshua's first time there and as we were walking around he kept saying to me, "Mommy this is spooky."
Then as we were browsing the aisles he picked up a bag of brown mystery product that was right at his arm level. He kept asking what it was, and when I finally examined more closely, I determined it was chewing tobacco. AWESOME! Too bad the camera was at home. I'd definitely be attaching that snap shot with my Mother of the Year nomination packet.
He is such a character!