These may only be of interest to the grandparents. Still, I wanted to get them down before I forgot and they don't lend themselves to a longer column that I might actually get paid for.
1) Now that he is in a big boy bed in his own room, Cory has a new nighttime routine. When he was still in the crib, we'd read him two stories, fling him in the baby cage, turn off the lights, shut the door, and listen to him sing himself to sleep. Now we do about the same thing, but substitute bed for crib. He doesn't sing as much, which makes me sad. He has realized, however, that he can lie in bed and look at books. As long as he's quiet and in his room, neither Scott nor I actually cares what he is doing.
When we come up to bed, which isn't that long after they go to bed, because Scott and I are old and tired, I usually check on the Boy and turn off his light. Sometimes he falls asleep with a book or two clutched to his chest, which is so sweet I almost can't stand it. The other night, I started walked into his room to do my nightly lights out. I noticed that even though his eyes were closed, he didn't really look like he was asleep. And so I said, "Are you sleeping?"
To which he replied, "I am."
I nearly wet myself. He didn't get why it was so funny.
2) The Diva was invited to a playdate at a new friend's house. It's a family that I'm acquainted with but don't really know that well. I know them well enough to trust them with my kid, of course, but don't know every last detail of their lives, if you know what I mean. Besides, she's almost 7. She has a pretty good radar for unsafe people and situations.
Anyway. I walked down to fetch her. On the walk back, I mentioned that her friend's mom wasn't home. Her dad was, tho. I also mentioned that while I know both the friend's mom, I almost never see both parents together. Given that I'm not always the most observant toad -- proved by my just realizing that the parents of another acquaintance family had gotten divorced three months ago -- I asked the Diva if the mom and dad of this family lived together.
"I think they do," Maddy said. "There was cleanser in the bathroom. A mom must live there."