Sunday, June 03, 2007

On a lazy Sunday afternoon...

Well, haven't done much today. I'm coming down with the cold the boys started out with, but doing my best to assume it won't get nearly as bad as theirs did...

Bryn has been pottering around, and especially spending quite a bit of time today reading his books. He's really into READING at the moment. Pointing to the pages and pointing out what's in the pictures, or pointing to the words and reciting, "ABC! ABC!" LOL... I think he's mostly picked this up from watching the boys do their readers, especially Erik. Bryn has definitely decided Erik is deciphering something on those pages, and once or twice, Erik had even read for Bryn (gosh, that made my heart sing, reminded me of when I was Erik's age and used to torture Mike by reading in a slow monotone for him, whether he wanted to hear the book or not!)...

This picture was actually taken of Bryn last night (yes, he is wearing the same clothes, wore them the day before yesterday too, as long as they're drying, and not toooo dirty and we're not going out I don't bother with changes, too much washing to do as it is)... So, here he is reading his FAVE book, Thomas, of course... He's sitting about a 20cm from my chair, as I watched Shrek last night, and he's decided the TV is disturbing his concentration, so he's put his hands over his ears! He sat like that for a good 10 minutes (which is why I got the shot, LOL)... Hmmmm, wonder if he's inherited Dave's MILE WIDE passive streak???

Just recently Bryn has started being really helpful around the house! He picks things up and carries them to people when asked, he helps clean up, and if you say you're feeling a little cold, he toddles over and turns on the heater for you, LOL! This is him doing just that this morning!

I have to say that in this sense, Bryn is a lot more Erik than Luey. It's another thing that I think must have much more to do with personality than parenting. Erik has always been one of those people who loves to please. He has his moments of being unco-operative, but on the whole, if you ask him to help you, Erik does! Luey doesn't, and really that's all there is to it. He doesn't! He doesn't like being asked to help and I'm not sure why, but if you ask him to help he gets very obstinant, even if you think he'd enjoy helping (like baking cookies etc.), if you ask him, that's it, he's not interested...

So, I'm truly overjoyed that in this respect Bryn is like Erik, he loves to help and he loves to see how much we enjoy him helping...

Bryn has learned a new phrase... "No touch!", complete with policeman style hand up to stop action! Ok, so he probably learned this from one of two place, either from me taking my camera/mobile/house phone out of his hands and tell him not to touch, OR me freaking out when he's reaching down towards the poo in the nappy I'm just changing... I think it's the latter because last night when I was changing him (not a pooey nappy), I undid the old nappy and he suddenly exclaims, "No touch!" while simultaneous putting his hand up, and then laughing at me, like, "Hahahaha, aren't I funny, I got in before you could say it!"...

Well, in a little while I'm going to go and get ready to go off and see Lis' psychic in the city...

I don't have anything in particular I want to ask her, but probably just looking for a confirmation that I'm on the right track, and that doing the Masters isn't going to affect my chances of having my girl...s....

2 comments:

Leah said...

Love the picture of Bryn squatting, ears covered :)

Looking forward to hear what the pisschick has to say :)

Stitch Sista said...

oooh can't wait to see what your psychic has to say...I am actually AFRAID to see one incase I don't like what they tell me!! LOL.

Lovely pic of Bryn BTW, and we don't change clothes unnecessarily here either...like as if I don't have enough washing to do!

Teenagers and the failing parent...