Category: parenthood


The Beauty of J!

J is amazing! His smile and imagination mesmerize me. He is a reflection of his father and paternal grandmother. Seldomly, I see glimpses of myself in his image.

I devour his cuddly moments…sometimes they are to avoid a directive I have given. Today, he jumped on me several times and gave me cuddles and told me he loves me. I grab him close and tell him I have a secret I whisper in his ear I love him. His rebuttal is ” Mommy, that is not a secret…everybody knows you love me….I know you love me.”

His self-esteem is sweet. He has soaked up all my positive affirmations. J knows he is amazing, thoughtful, and intelligent. When we were at Chik-fi-la he made sure to help the babies open the door. He always makes sure babies are safe…he stays close to them to make sure they don’t fall. He freely hugs and kisses little girls and finds something positive to say about them like ” you have a pretty dress.” He always tries to find commonality between he and other children ” We both have a red shirt, but you have Spider man on your shirt , I don’t.” J is a social butterfly like myself; He talks to anybody and makes himself comfortable with them. He mirrors my behavior…I am SUPER  social..I engage in conversation with everybody….greeting anyone I come in contact with. I wish them a wonderful day and share a smile.

J loves red. Red is his Superhero color and his regular boy color, too. Today, he dressed himself. He picked a red shirt with white and sky blue bold stripe and red, black with hints of white gray checkered plaid print. He topped his outfit with a red beanie. His socks were red with a green frog prince.

He has a fantastic imagination…He calls his swing his rocketship. He spends hours drawing, coloring and cutting out his drawings. He created a picture of Cyborg as a centaur, He gave Raven a pink cloak; he noted that “Raven changed her clothes.”

J loves and looks forward to story time. He isn’t playing much with his Thomas toys, however, he often picks, Thomas books for storytime. J especially loves the Thomas toys with sound effects.  I enjoy when he reads me books.

He is observant. We were waiting at the drive thru and a young woman walks by in a blue shirt that had the word PINK on it. J remarked ” why does her shirt say pink when it is blue?”

J loves numbers and math. J was talking to his friend Josh..J was saying something about the number 100 and Josh said he wanted to have 2 billion. J comments ” That’s a lot more than 100.” Later, that evening J tells me ” Mama, 8 + 4=12 and 3 x 4=12″ I often hear him saying math facts to self throughout the day.

This evening, he had fun watering the mesquite tree. He exclaimed the waterfall from the hose was a “rainbow”.  We made jazz music with harmonicas, tambourines and maracas. He sang the ABC’s while we danced and sang.

J’s strength’s are his love, automatic forgiveness, optimism, cheerfulness, and his enthusiasm for learning. He is a cyclone of movement…dancing, tumbling, climbing, sliding and jumping.

Science:

Temperature

1. Observing Hot & Cold by Touching.

2. Can We Measure How Hot Something Is?

Book: Scotts Foresman Science text book

Monday, Wednesday, Sunday

Science in Reading : Expository Nonfiction

Honey Bees

Words to Read: family, other, also, their, some, new

Book: Reading Street

videos:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sSk_ev1eZec

Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday

Math:

A is for Abacus

Counting by 5’s, 10’s

Book: G is for Googol

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_wZxzVXLoI

Spanish:

colors, counting , family

Videos: Language Tree

Reading board books in Spanish

Art :

Coloring and creating pictures

History:

Black / African-American’s who changed history

Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Memorable Quotes

While twisting my hair J looked at me in wonder. He said “Mommy, your are beautiful!”

He enjoyed touching my hair and he laid his sweet little head on my shoulder and I put my head against his and read our bedtime story Atlantis.

While he was playing at McDonald’s playing with kids. J told a little boy ” I have the best Mommy.” The little boy continued to talk about his Daddy and tried to get J to talk about his father. J listened quietly to him and ignored questions about his father and rebutted with ” I have the bestest Mommy, she loves and takes care of me.”

J tells me almost everyday. “Mommy, you love and take care of me!?” It is both a statement and question. I always answer back yes and that he is my joy and happiness. He smiles and hugs me.

If you talk to him or ask him a question and he doesn’t want to communicate he says ” I am not available.” or ” I don’t want to talk, please leave me alone.” or sometimes he screams ” Noooooooo! don’t talk to me !” or he will completely ignore me.

He made me chuckle when he told me “Raven has anger issues!” J loves Teen Titans Go!

J is my memorable happiness and joy because of him I smile everyday. God has blessed me infinitely.

Are you sh**tting me?

Yesterday, after J woke up from his nap he meandered from his room to my room. He stood silently in the middle of my room. I scooped him up onto my lap he closed his eyes. Then he began pushing. I asked alarmingly ” Are you going poop?” and ” Do you need to use the bathroom?” His eyes remained semi-shut and he didn’t respond to my questions. I felt the bottom of his pants and didn’t feel anything and more importantly didn’t smell anything. I checked his pants and indeed poop. So, I rushed him into the bathroom and disrobed him. As I undressed him he began to grunt and push. I placed him on the potty, he was still sleeping. I cleaned him up and put him back to bed.