Thursday, September 29, 2011

Substitute Parenting

Last night Brandyn and I both had to work late. So we asked our friend Christi if she could pick up Andrew after day care. She and her 3-year-old Dane picked Andrew up and took him home for dinner. Christi fed my "mom curiosity" by texting me that the boys were having fun, sending me a picture of them eating dinner... and my favorite... an email entitled "Hope my parenting techniques are ok with you"... with the following picture attached!

Andrew and Dane playing in puppy Stella's cage. HILARIOUS! Thanks for taking good care of my kid Christi!!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

What Andrew wants to be when he grows up

This morning as I was getting ready for work, Andrew was turning on and off the light in the bathroom (driving me crazy, but keeping himself occupied, so I let him!). He was starring at the lights so intensely, watching them, so I joked with him and asked if he was going to be an engineer when he grows up. He starred at me and said "Huh Mom?" So then I asked him what he wanted to be when he grew up. I asked if he wanted to be a teacher like Dada. He responded with...

"I want to be a big Man like Dada. I want to be a Man."

Andrew, age 2.5, wants to be a Man when he grows up. ;)

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Andrew's Work

This morning on our car ride to school, I asked Andrew what was going on today.

A: Mama go to work. Dada no at work, Dada on a trip. Andrew go to work too.
Me: Oh, really? What are you going to do at work?
A: Play. Play with my people.
Me: Your "people"? Who are your people.
A: Sarah and Heidi. (Sisters who Andrew talks about, a lot). Sarah my best friend.
Me: Oh, Sarah is your best friend.
A: No, no Sarah. Heidi. Heidi my best friend.

That sounds like a fabulous day at work to me!