Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Like Father Like Son

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Note to self: If your 3 year old says he's cleaning the bathroom you might want to see what he's up to and avoid toilet paper being stuffed into the sink drain and clogging it for a few days until Jason fixes it.

Our morning went something like this with Jason fixing the bathroom sink and Soren coloring while I finish the dishes and make oatmeal:

Holding up the picture he was working on Soren said, "there are holes in it . . .I don't want holes in it". I could see that he had made some holes with his marker by pressing it too hard so I said "here make a new one" while thinking an imperfect mother thought (because I totally appreciate the repetitive learning process) don't make holes in it if you don't want holes in it. Which brought me back to a memory of when I was about the same age as Soren and my mom took us to Idylwild, California to visit some friends. Bridget and I were coloring with a little boy and I got frustrated because I colored the faces of the people blue. So, my mom gave me a new page and guess what I did. . .yep, I colored the faces blue again and got mad again. 3 year olds are just cool.

. . . Then Soren had the idea to tape the holes so I got him some pieces and he doctored it very nicely (smart little cookie).

. . . and here's one more awesome prayer segment . . ."please bless that we'll be safe, please bless that we'll be delighted, and please bless the sheep."

15 comments:

pcottontail said...

"please bless that we will be delighted"!?? Oh dear, what a prince. When we come to Scotland, I am going to give that boy all my money.

Stephanie said...

I love it.

jaredandmatisse said...

The video is the sweetest thing in the whole world. I love his little sighs when he lands from the jump.

Meaghan said...

I love the video! He's getting so big!

emily said...

oh, keep posting these great little snippets! They melt me! You are the cutest mom.

Suman Family said...

really cute cammie. what a great little boy. i can't wait to have a full on talking child. love the little video too.

charles said...

Yes! Please bless that we will be delighted! Such a babe dream-child.

Carol said...

delighted...where does he come up with this stuff???? he's so cute, can't believe how big he's getting.

Carol said...

delighted...where does he come up with this stuff???? he's so cute, can't believe how big he's getting.

Sherri said...

I am so glad you found me! Your little guy looks so much like you. I also checked out Charra's blog, and her baby is adorable. Home births for both of you, you are brave souls! I did it minus the drugs, but at the hospital, I am too much of a worrier.

Michelle said...

Cammie- I loved seeing Soren's little legs imitate Jason's. So sweet. I loved that photo of you and your sisters! ALL of you look so beautiful- and it really does capture who you are- I think you all are so wonderful!

mere said...

That is soooo cute.

Bridget said...

We love Soren and talk about him all the time. I love you Idyllwild story and totally remember that! Three yr olds are great. Talking to kids is so funny.

solidcommagirl said...

Hi! This is Marcilyn. I'm meeting a friend in Scotland on the 8th of May. Are you guys going to be around? Here is my email- Marcilyn.Mann@reading.ac.uk. Let me know!

Brynn said...

Cammie, I LOVE reading your blog!