Thursday, November 27, 2008
being kids together
I want to thank everyone who took the time to leave advice or thoughts on my post about tantrums.
As a direct result of your comments, I kept five year old D. home this morning, just to hang out and have fun together.
We played Dog-Opoly (like Monopoly, except that instead of buying property, you buy dogs. It's a laugh a minute) for almost two hours. We danced to the soundtrack from the SpongeBob Squarepants Movie (D. insisted that we take turns dancing while the other watched. He's a real little showboat). We went out to lunch at Subway.
As we were eating our sandwiches, I said, "I'm feeling happy."
"Me too!" he said.
He ran happily into the school when I dropped him off. Our morning went by in a heartbeat. I realized how quickly he's growing up. He can read and add up two numbers on dice (his future as a gambler looks bright. He even blows on the dice before rolling them). And, as a dancer, he really does have some great moves.
We had fun. And we cuddled. It was good.