In the car on the way home last night, we were listening to a CD from Sunshine's music class. At one part, Monster comments, "This part is for her to practice vocal patterns". It was. I asked him what he knew about vocal patterns. He told me it was when you matched pitched and repeated what was sang. How does he learn this stuff?
Every once in a while, my kids surprise me with their good manners and kind words. They are pretty polite kids, but today, I got them both milk for breakfast and Sunshine says, "Thank you so much Mommy for the milk.". Then Monster pipes up, "Yes, Mommy, thank you. It was so nice of you to get us milk". Makes it all worth it.
Today, I was getting out of the shower and Sunshine was in the bathroom. She points to my chest and asks, "Mommy's chest?". I reply, "Yes, that's Mommy's chest." Sunshine then lifts up her shirt and points to her chest, "[Sunshine]'s chest?" "Yes, that's [Sunshine's] chest." Pause, looks at her chest again then points to me and says, "I want that chest". Yes, honey, I have very large breasts...chances are you WILL have a chest like this someday.
Kindergarten is a little too easy for Monster. They are only working on letter recognition and sounds and Monster can read a good amount of sight words and "sound out" words. To work on skills at home, we have a dry erase board on which I write Monster a daily message. They have been simple so far. "I love you". "Have a good day". "Be good". Things like that. Well, today I wrote, "Use good listening ears today". I figured I'd have to help him with at least the word "listening". Nope. Monster came down, saw it and immediately read it fluently. I'm a super proud Mommy! Now, let's hope he actually uses good listening ears today!
Monster is really into science. Pretty much any kind of science. Bugs, space, animals, nature, etc. Yesterday, outside, he caught some bug. He asked Husband if he would like to study it with him. Husband said he wasn't really interested in bugs. Monster then asks, "Is that because you're not as scientifical as I am, Daddy?"
Well, I officially have a girl. Today, Sunshine had to come with me to a doctor's appointment. Before she even left the house, she needed to pack her backpack, get her baby ready, grab her purse, and get the doll stroller. She was very disappointed when I told her she could not take all of those things with her. We narrowed it down to just the backpack, after emptying the contents of the purse into it, of course.
Monster and I were headed out by ourselves in the car. Monster starts talking about different architecture. Then he asks, "Why do all churches have those things?" Me, "Those things? What do you mean?" Monster, "You know, those things they have." Me, "Crosses? Well, what did Jesus die on?" Monster, "A cross, but I didn't mean that. I mean the other thing they all have." Me, "I don't know what you're talking about." Silence for a while. Then, Monster asks, "Why do all churches have staples?" Me, "Staples?" Monster, "You know. Those things on the top that look like this" [puts his hands together up over his head in a point]
Today, the kids were in rare form, playing together nicely the whole day. Before dinner, they were playing in the sprinkler and I asked, "Who are you kids?" Sunshine replies, "I MayMay, [Sunshine]." I then say, "Are you sure?" She looks at me very seriously and says, "Oh, yeah. I [Sunshine]".