Originally Posted by eclipse
this is sooooooo my son. we ran into my sister, who he sees all the time, at Starbucks (um, did i say starbucks? i meant, um, no, i admit it. i drink starbucks :LOL) and he refused to talk to her. he does this whenever we run into people "out of place."
Ah, inflexibility. I never had a problem with this as a child, I got a real kick out of seeing people out of context. It made it more fun to imagine things about them. Of course, I had a Little Pink Man talking me through it. :LOL
My brother, I think, would have been really bothered by it if he hadn't had me to talk to. It was always more difficult for him to accept changes like that than it was for me, but since I took it all in stride he did too.
I'll have to think a bit more about this issue, maybe I'll ask my mother what she thinks. :LOL
EliBean was very disappointed yesterday that I did not have a potty for him to use while we were out.
When I change his pants, if he has to go and I don't ask him, he'll *always* ask me, and yesterday when I told him that we didn't have the potty he made this sad, resigned little face that just broke my heart!
How come those Baby Bjorn potties never go on sale?! If they did, we'd have 5; one in each car, one at each of the grandparents' houses, and one at home.
That'd be the ideal solution, I think.. once I figure out what to do with the potties in the cars when he actually usues them!
I'm sure someone on the EC board would know.
Speaking of cars, we got a minivan!!! I'm soooo happy! It's way more vehicle than I was expecting to be able to afford on our budget, a much later model year (2003!) and it's beautiful. I'm a teensy bit bummed that it's so pretty, because I was expecting a POS which I could then feel good about covering in bumber stickers. Now I'm going to have to stick to "AAA", "Don't hold strong opinions about things you don't understand", a breastfeeding advocacy one and a bring home our friends and family (troops) one. (My brother is getting deployed sometime around Oct/Nov!) Mike is totally against bumper stickers, so I promised to run them by him first. I personally love them. Sure, they're juvenile, but I think they're loads of fun!
Besides, this is not only my first vehicle ever, this is the first time in my entire life that I'm part of a two vehicle family!
:LOL I'm sooo excited about this!
Mike is thrilled that I"m so happy, and he's really excited about homeschooling now because I'll be able to take the kids places without him having to stay late at work. I'm excited about closer things than that; I'll be able to go to doctor's appointments without getting up at an obscene hour to drive him to work, and without leaving early so I can pick him up from work so that Eli can actually have time to play with his cousins after school.
I'm soooooooo thrilled!! *insert painfully happy dancing smiley here*
At any rate, Eli is collecting new words again with marvelous speed. It's kind of freaky to watch him, because he seems to sieze on them. For example, I was discussing something with my mother on the phone and the word "guilty" came up (no, I don't remember what). Eli popped off of my breast and said "guilty? guilty!" So I told him what it meant (meanwhile my mom is giggling on the phone saying "Tell him to say "culpable"
) and he went back to nursing. Later that evening, on the Simpsons, Bart was being tried for something and was found guilty; Eli got very excited and started laughing. "Guilty!!" :LOL
Two days ago, I asked him if he wanted a cracker with peanut butter and he said "No; actually, I could do with two." Um, okay BeanBoy, whatever you say! It was all I could do not to fall over, it came out so clear and simple, like it was totally obvious to him. What a funny kid!