Friday, December 14, 2007

Never give a two year old drumsticks...

...unless you want a fractured knee cap, dents in the wall and loud obnoxious pounding all the time. Okay, so I thought it was a good idea until he actually had them in his hand. He seemed to be excited about music and drums, so a band buddy of mine brought me an old pair of drumsticks...bad idea. First he played the table (not that it can get any worse) and then my knee cap. So if you see me walking with a slight limp, blame Baylor. I've realized that Baylor has totally become a "daddy's boy." He loves his dad so much and can't wait for him to get home. He wants dad to play with him and dad to put him to bed. He still loves mommy, but he's probably sick of me since he sees me all day long. There is still hope for Brody to become a mommy's boy :) at least until he's married....

We had to throw away all the milk/eggs/mayo products in the fridge since the power was out for more than a few hours. I swear it's a conspiracy by Wal-mart to get you to buy more groceries! I had to restock the fridge this morning with dairy products and eggs. I wandered into the toy isle and couldn't help getting excited about giving Baylor presents. We want our kids to grow up appreciating what they have and truly they don't need toys, but it's so much fun to look. Some of these toys however, are stupid and waaaay too expensive. You could give Baylor a box, drumsticks (not reccomended!) and some Dominoes (which I gave in a bought him) and he's be happy for hours. I think we get more excited about the toys than he does. We're trying for a need (like clothes or boots) a want (Thomas the Train and Dinosaurs) and something fun/educational (blocks/books/flashcards) It's so hard not to go overboard on Christmas, especially when you see the reaction and complete joy on his face when he opens a present.

We leave Wednesday for Illinois...so you can start praying for safe travel and sanity with two kiddos in the car...we've never traveled more than an hour and a half and the trip will take about six hours (not counting stops) We might loose our minds or an eye in the process, but we get to see family and that is worth the pain.

2 comments:

Philip said...

Best of luck on your trip. We will be praying for you all. Thanks for the warning on drum sticks as well. We will make sure Josiah takes up something less deadly. :-)

Kim said...

Your trip will go fine. We've learned picking a McDonalds or some place with a play ground about half way works. You don't even have to buy anything...just consider it a wiggle/bathroom break.