and then she said...

Tuesday, April 12, 2005

My lovely boy

Part of the reason I want to do this is to remember some of the stuff my kid is doing, since I am aging and forgetting. He is 4, oh yeah, as he keeps reminding me, he is 4 1/2. He does some of the cutest things, and some of the most aggravating. Much to my dismay he is not a sleeper, I am, and he has to drag me out of bed on the weekends. Last Sunday at 8 am, I still did not want to get out of bed, he came in and said, "For heaven sakes mom, it's time to get up." Yup, from the mouths of babes. He now is at a stage he does not want me to do anything with him, only one of my parents, because, and I quote "you are mean, you yell at me". The thrills of motherhood. I look at my mom daily and tell her I am sorry, knowing that his personality is all from me. Some of the stuff he does, like talking back, and talking constantly, from the time he wakes up until he falls asleep. You would think he would run out of things to talk about, but no, if he doesn't have a real story to tell, he just makes one up, usually about dinosaurs, having babies or killing something. He is also brutally honest, which sometimes, especially in public, sucks!! Especially when someone is, lets say, less the clean.

He is also convinced that Ty and Paul from Extreme Makeover: Home Edition are going to come build us a house. I told him we are needy, but not "extremely" needed. It breaks his heart, which in turn breaks mine. We have lived with my parents since I left my ex, because while I make a decent amount of money, most of it goes to pay his medical insurance and daycare. I have decided to go back to school and get a nursing degree. That will hopefully allow me more quality time with my child and more money so that I can build a house with out the help of ABC.