Tuesday, September 9, 2008

My kids are just plain wierd sometimes...

Most kids have blankies or lovies that they carry around with them. And the funny thing is that both Garrett and Landon have blankies that they adore. But they have found a bigger love....Landon now walks around with an empty container of grape juice. And the lid has to be off but he has to carry the lid around with him as well. He has to continually put the lid back on the container and then run up to me grunting "uh, uh, uh" and sticking the container in my face. I take the lid off and he happily runs away, container tucked under his arm, until he goes and sits down and takes the lid off again. Repeat same thing, over and over and over and over.... I've tried taking the container away from him and good God can that boy throw a serious tantrum. This morning when I tried to take it away from him, he actually went upstairs and hid under Bella's bed. When I finally found him, he smiled and gave me a look like "hell will freeze over before you pry this container out of my hands". It just wasn't worth it. I'm a firm believer in "pick your battles".
Garrett is in love with a coke can that he carries around. Of course it's an unopened can of coke but a can of coke, nonetheless. And he prefers it to be cold. If it gets warm, he would like it back in the fridge pronto so it can get cold again. He's also a total booger if I try to take the can of coke away from him. He stomps his feet and screams loud enough to break all the windows in our house.
I can understand children needing a source of comfort...a security blanket of sorts....but an empty juice container and a cold coke can. My kids are just plain wierd.
Landon did add another word to his 2-word vocabulary..."bye bye". We had a BBQ the other day at our house and when everyone was leaving, he waved to everyone and said "bye bye". I couldn't stop saying, "Oh My Gosh...did you hear that? he said 'bye bye'"? I stood there practically in tears, so happy and excited. Now he says it all the time....last night it took 10 minutes to get him in bed because he kept running around to all of us, giving us goodnight hugs and kisses and saying "bye bye". He was even saying "bye bye" and hanging his head out the bedroom door as Tim was trying to get him into his room.
Garrett pretty much just garbles all day. That's what I call it....garbling. Because that's what it sounds like. "Garble, garble, garble" and then he looks at me like "well....do something...I said 'garble, garble, garble'".
Now that Cole and Bella are in preschool every morning, I'm noticing that Garrett and Landon are starting to play together more. They pretty much ignored each other all the time and I was starting to wonder if they would have the same twin connection that Cole and Bella have. Much to my relief, I saw them hugging yesterday and tried to get a picture but of course they both walked away the minute they saw the camera. And then I managed to catch them on their little bike together....so cute!!


9 comments:

sniggleshack.com said...

Isn't it ironic how we spend so much money on toys and they want whats in the recycle bin. Blake likes to walk around with an empty Danimals yogurt bottle. I usually end up having to dig another out of the recycle stuff for Brady.

Kim said...

If being weird means they'll also hug each other and ride bikes together, I'll take weird any day! I say NORMAL is overrated anyway! This coming from the mom of a kid who eats rocks . . .

Tena said...

Awww, anyone can be normal, dare to be different, that's my motto!!
I love the picture of them on the bike, love!!!

mrsbear said...

I'm with you, pick your battles. If they want to walk around with recyclables, then that's perfectly acceptable. I'd draw the line at styrofoam...it's just not environmentally friendly. ;-)And my toddler has been known to eat rocks also, and wood chips, and refrigerator magnets, and unused diaper wipes.

Janine said...

You're lucky the container he carries around has to be empty. My 2 year old likes to carry a bottle around, open, with juice or water in it. He then proceeds to "drink" it by pouring it down the front of his shirt. Fun!

Supermom said...

Awww, that is adorable!!
They do grow up so fast. M is 21 weeks today and trying her best to crawl!!

Wahhhhh!!!

Elizabeth Channel said...

That is wonderful! And so good for fine motor skills--putting that top on and off--impressive!

I'm tagging you with a "major award" so drop by when you have a free moment and claim your golden honor!

Christine said...

I am totally with you on the pick your battles issue. (I guess that is why Alexander is fimly planted in my bed sigh ) That is too funny that two ordinary things can make small children soo happy.

I am excited to see new pictures of Garrett and Landon they are getting so big. As I was reading the blog I kept thinking they can't possibly be big enough to play "hide n seek" with Mommy. lol Just think of all the money you can save on toys just pull out old oatmeal and coffee tins for drums and to hide their toys in!

Tammy Warren said...

Mine loved those empty big boxes. With my 2nd...he doesn't even want toys. He is 8 and he just loves being outside playing with bugs and rocks. I know...wierd.

I figure that if the children are alive when my husband gets home at the end of the day, I've done my job.

----Roseanne Barr



 
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