There’s a new word in town at the Cash Manor. It’s “blogworthy.” When one of the kids does/says something particularly poignant or funny, they know there’s a chance that Queen Mom will deem it with the blogworthy seal of approval. Ah, the sweet look of elation, coupled with rolling-eyed, “Mom!” that fills their little faces when I have extended the blogworthy scepter.
Well, lately, Ben honestly does or says something blog-worhty on a fairly regular basis. I’m having to up the standard a bit, collecting his cute little idiosyncrasies like pebbles in my heart’s pocket, waiting for the right time to pull them back out and examine them. Well, it’s time.
I’ve been storing up a few fun ones, just for you guys:
1) The other day, Ben had a pair of pajama pants on that kept falling down, and he did not like it one little bit. He kept pulling them up over and over again, and then he suddenly made this horrible, indescribable growling noise, eliciting from me a, “What in the world?” The answer I received was an emphatic, “I”M MAD AT MY PANTS!!!!”
2) Ben’s a passionate little guy. We’ve talked about this before. We’ve been trying to talk about his emotions a lot more lately, to help him learn to communicate instead of using his astounding brute force to express himself. I can’t even remember the catalyst, but one day last week he was really angry about something, and huffing and puffing and growling and making his weird faces, and I told him he needed to take a deep breath and get control of himself. He responded very passionately, “But everything in my BODY is telling me to act this way!”
3) Just now at dinner, we were doing our daily “High/Low” discussion (you know, what was your high today, what was your low today?), and somehow we rabbit-trailed into Claire being tired today because she couldn’t go to sleep last night and then Ben said, “Sometimes I can’t go to sleep because my thinking is telling me to talk to Adam instead.”
My priceless little prince. 🙂