Dec 8, 2013 - We're playing "school" again and Teacher Ian just told me I am the best singer in chapel. Feeling pretty proud. Dec 9, 2013 - Every night, Ian comes to our bed somewhere between 1 and 5am to finish out his sleeping. Yes, it's crowded but those moments are precious to me. I remember being nine years old or so and sleeping with my mom until my dad would come to bed very late at night. He would carefully carry me to my bed and no one talked about when I was going to stay in my own room from dusk to dawn. It was just a phase and an acceptable one at that. I'm grateful my parents were so welcoming with their sleep space and it's something I hope Ian will enjoy as much as he needs.
Dec 11, 2013 - This morning in the car Ian wanted to play Wizard of Oz, meaning I was Dorothy and he was Toto. When we got to school he said coyly, "you know sometimes Dorothy would carry Toto ..." My kid weighs a lot more than that little terrier.
Dec 11, 2013 - "Toto" keeps asking if he can watch the Lizard of Oz again.
Dec 14, 2013 - The lady at the tree lot asked Ian what he wanted Santa to bring him and he said, "Santa can bring me whatever he wants." She noted that it was a pretty mature attitude to have regardless of age.
Dec 14, 2013 - Watching the Music Man with Ian. Love this. He just asked why there are only boys on the train of traveling salesmen.
Dec 18, 2013 - "Sing to me, Mommy. Sing me a lullaby and I won't whine about going to bed." Hard to argue with that. He also specifically requested "Daddy Sang Bass"
Dec 19, 2013 - "Hey, Mommy, remember when Dorothy was looking for Eddie M?" "Auntie" "No. Eddie M. She yells 'Eddie M! Eddie M!'"
Dec 21, 2013 - Woke up this morning when Ian rolled over and headbutted me in the nose so hard I saw stars. Co-sleeping is not for wimps.
Dec 22, 2013 - Ian keeps saying we're going to see the Nut-Kraken this afternoon and I don't really want to correct him.
Dec 22, 2013 - "Remember, Ian, when we go to the theatre there will be a lot of other people there so you can't talk a lot or you'll disturb them." "But, Mommy, I want to talk because I have a lot of words in me!"
Dec 24, 2013 - We are listening to Baby Got Back (as one does on Christmas Eve) and Ian thought the vinyl scratching sound was squirrels. Also, the word butt in any song = comedy gold.
Dec 26, 2013 - Ian rolls over in bed: "Hey, Mommy! Fart and dart rhyme!" And with that first declaration of the day I'm off to make pancakes.