Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Snippets

For supper last night I made Elijah a peanut butter and jelly sandwich... per his request, with grape jelly, NOT strawberry. I cut it into quarters diagonally just the way he likes, gave it to him at the table, then returned to the kitchen to put away the stuff. What I heard coming from the dining room made me chuckle for a long time. He always talks to himself, his toys, his food, or his imaginary whatever. It doesn't matter what he's doing he just babbles. So I kind of tune it out sometimes. So this is what caught my attention.

Elijah: "pee-bee-buh-tuh n jelly, I love you. Milk, I love you. Mommy, I love jelly. Gape gape gape jelly! Ummm... yummy! Day-li-see-oh-soooo. Delicioso! Like Dora say."
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My husband came home yesterday with a bouquet of giant orange gerber daisys for me. I asked him what the occasion was. He said he was thinking about me. I asked him what he thought about me. He said he thought that I like flowers. He's funny, but definately won some wifey points with that one. :)
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This morning I heard my sweet little boy in his bed starting to stir. I went in to find him so tangled up in his blankets he might have never escaped. A little assistance was in order. I gently started to unwrap his legs and when he opened his eyes and gave me a huge sleepy-faced grin. He said, "Moooommmy. I am sleeping wif Diego n Doodles."

I rubbed his tummy and said, "Good morning sleepy head. You seem happy this morning. Why are you so smiley?"

He gave me a squinty chuckle and said "Sha-sha's (Elijah) dreamin."
"Oh, it must have been a nice dream. What did you dream about last night?"
"Dreamin 'bout twactos n dampa n weed-eat-ees. N dampa mowin' leaves. Lots n lots n lots of leaves wif the twacto. Soft leaves. Really really soft leaves."

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This morning Elijah was watching Dora in the back of the office. I went back to check on him to find him sitting in a chair with sunglasses on -- upside down and crooked.

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We have been playing an imagination game lately. We talk about Elijah's trains and make up stories. The past several nights, in stead of singing him to sleep he requests that I "talk 'bout Thomas n Percy on the Island of Sodor". Which I gladly do. I usually make up stories about how they save the day, help other engines, or do a really great job on the branch line for Sir Toppem Hat. He loves it!

A few mornings ago he woke up way too early so I let him lay in my bed with me. To occupy his mind (and keep him from wiggling too much) I asked him to tell me about Thomas. And it was so cute to hear him use his imagination and make up a story.

"One day... um, let's see... Thomas n Percy get the coal car in da Island Sodor. Thomas say 'oh no, my friend Lady!' Thomas help Lady. Um, let's see... Thomas hab coaches. umm... The End."

I find it absolutely amazing that he's able to use his imagination so much at his age!

1 comment:

Dreamer4agift said...

LOL, I love your stories about Elijah. He's such a doll baby.

& good way to work the points Manny!!