oh this boy...nobody could love him more than me...and he couldn't get under anyone else's skin like mine either. this boy is so much like me it is infuriating! i have been reading this book - very insightful - all about different temperaments based on their driving NEED. i realized a lot of the parts about the temperament i relate most to speak to men more...which is why i am grateful bryson got some of my temperament - i think it is better suited on a man...just need to work on tempering his temperament.
he is doing awesome at kindergarten. his is turning out to be a little math whiz...who knew? his teacher has only wonderful things to say about him, which makes me both grateful and jealous...and he just performed in his first play! he brought home the drama club form and declared he wanted to be in the school play and that i needed to turn it in so he could get a t-shirt. he was a munchkin in their school performance of "Yellow Brick Road" - he wasn't nervous and did so great! he keeps asking when he can be in his next play...i told him he is currently in baseball and golf and he is going to have to wait till next year...i would love to put him in everything, but goodness - soon bodie is going to start team sports and the feeling that we will be taxi drivers is hitting me all too soon.
he starts baseball practice next week and his games start next month - he is sooooo excited. he tries to practice everyday, but Bodie isnt the best pitcher...yet!
Speaking of Bodie...this little clown is starting to come out of his shell...it is soooo funny to us! just today one of the teachers at his pre-school said that she had to interview him for this "about me" page and said that he blew her away with how smart he was. i have to be honest...it was such a relief to hear someone say that! i have been a little worried because he is so much less talkative and expressive than bryson was at his age. i don't always know how much he comprehends and how much he is just playing me....i am tending to think its the latter these days.
the trick to him is getting him away from bryson - who has a tendency to speak for him...a lot! the other day bodie was helping me make banana bread and was asking me about every process i did...and also explaining to me why i was doing what i was doing. i was so shocked...i didn't even know he could speak as well as he was. is that weird? i think so...i think it is a good indication i need to spend some more solo time with my fellow middle child!
in other news...this little boy has been such a terror this week...some of the things he has done include: taking out every food in the bottom half of the fridge and tossing them around the living room - turkey in the rug, about 10 apples all with one bite in them thrown everywhere...italian sausage on the couch...you get the picture...also - he took off every sheet and every pillow in their bedroom and made a huge pile in the living room - he likes to dump the contents of his toy box on top of all of this as well....he rarely gets spanked, but this week i think a day has not passed where a spanking did not occur. again...its the whole playing us thing...like when we tell him to pick up he tries to look at us all blankly like he had no idea what we said...then will try to go to the bathroom and hope we forget what we told him...or take his sweet precious time to pick up his trains...but we are onto you bodie! i had forgotten just how fun the "threes" are...oh goodness...i am so thankful we only have to do it one more time...
and speaking of one more time...this little guy has been bodie's accomplice. he has also been torturing bodie endlessly. he will just walk up to him and smack him in the head. if bodie is anywhere near me...especially if he is on my lap...bobby flips out. pushes him. smacks him. he has a smacking problem actually. i am at a loss as to how to stop him. you name it we have probably done it to get him to stop. he doesnt care. he is going to smack you and you are not gunna like it.
he has been under the weather for the last couple of weeks and demands me to hold him like every second basically. lets just say when his bedtime comes around, i have been doing a little happy dance. but today he seems to be coming around...he seems to be doing much better and getting back to his sweet (and not constantly crying) self.
the thing that is hardest with bobby is that he does not care to walk - the boy RUNS and does so in whatever opposite direction of you. you have to have your eyes on him AT ALL TIMES. the other day dropping off bryson, bobby was right behind me. i took my eyes off of him for literally 10 seconds and when i looked around i spotted him clear across the playground...i dont think i could have made it that far in 10 seconds...when i got to him he was still running from me so fast...little booger! so little man has been exhausting us lately and if we go anywhere not fenced in...we face this problem...again...so happy this is the last one in this stage...bitter-sweet...but both bryan and i are very happy with our decision to not populate the earth with more barnes boys.. :)