NaBloPoMo 2009 Day 7 — 36 hours at the lake
I took K-Man with me to the lake Friday afternoon. Boys weekend. We stopped by Ingles on the way for some supplies: Kraft Mac & Cheese, hot dogs, “orange chips” (i.e., nacho cheese Doritos), Cheez-its crackers (Scrabble edition — so we’re working on the alphabet and enjoying that cheesy greatness), bananas, bagels and donuts. I also picked up a surprise for him (like the above was not awesome enough, right?)!
After we got our rations, we proceeded to the lake house and made dinner: Mac & Cheese, orange chips and half a banana. I went with a couple hot dogs, and a glass of wine. (If you’re interested, I found the Bogle Merlot went well with the Hebrew National dogs.) After dinner, we played with trains, cars, and trucks, and watched a little Toy Story 2. Then off to bed. No bath. We weren’t trying to impress anyone.
The morning started with some coffee — for me, not him. He had milk. And of course, donuts. K-Man picked up where he left off the night before with the trains, cars, trucks and Toy Story 2. And he stayed in his pajamas. I asked a couple of times if he wanted to put on some clothes and go outside to play. He declined. He loves wearing his pajamas. After a few hours, he tried to convince me that he should go sans pajama bottoms, but I put my foot down. We can be total slobs on boys weekend, but we’ll be wearing pants. The kid’ll never find a wife if he thinks pants are optional. No need to feed that monster.
Lunch was PBJ and a banana. Then, I offered him a choice: orange chips or a surprise. The kid didn’t hesitate. “Surprise” was his cry, eyes dancing. So I told him to close his eyes. He buried his face in his hands. I set up the surprise on the table in front of him and told him to open his eyes. There it was. He hesitated. Smiled. “That’s Woody,” he said (from Toy Story). Then, he moved Woody’s head back to reveal the strawberry pellet of goodness! Oh yes, a Woody PEZ dispenser. He was familiar with PEZ before this, so it took him all of about 10 minutes to finish the sleeve of candy in Woody’s … neck, I guess. He did give me one piece.
We spent the afternoon playing cars, racing trains, tickling, wrestling, and swapping out Toy Story 2 for Ratatouille. We snacked on a few Cheez-its to tie us over until dinner along the way.
He got a bath before dinner, so he was fresh and ready for bed early. He had another bowl of mac & cheese, some orange chips and a glass of water. More trains, cars, trucks, and wrestling.
Before bed, we’ve been reading out of this great book that Jen found with Bible stories. The first one is about “little” Zaccheus. We’ve read it so much, Kee knows the story by heart. I asked him to read it to me. There is nothing cuter than a 3-year-old reading a Bible story — with enthusiasm. It is also a little spooky to watch him do it, because he says the exact words on the right pages, turning page after page as he goes. He does the same thing with his Curious George book too.
It’s been a good weekend together. We’ve just hung out and done nothing, but we’ve done a lot too. Hopefully, it’s a small deposit in a lifelong account that will return with interest!