Saturday, May 17, 2014

May 16th - Babysit with Brooks!

Lisa was asked to sing at a funeral, so she dropped Brooks off here after she took Ashby to school.  He and I had the best time.  He started out with the Thomas the Train stuff and played with that for quite a while, adding the box of cars.  Then he decided he needed a snack - probably because he noticed the gold fish crackers that Grandpa had sitting on the table (they were purchased for his priests quorum, but who is going to say no to a 3 year old?)  Then we went outside and played catch with the football for quite a while.  When we came back in, he decided he wanted to play with the beans.  I keep an under-the-bed plastic bin with dry beans in it.  It makes a great alternative to playing in a sandbox.  Actually, I have both a beans and a rice bin, but today the beans won out.  He played in that for a long time, with the dump trucks.  He is fascinated with filling the truck and then dumping out the beans.

By then, he was getting a little tired, so we watched a little bit of Mighty Machines for a quiet time.  After some lunch, was back at the playing.  He was so good.  He is learning to pee-pee in the potty and my little potty plays music when the child pees, so he had to do that three times!  He was so proud!

Lisa and Ashby got here after school - about 2:00.  That was when Brooks kind of lost it.  It seems that Ashby had earned a new toy and they had picked it up on their way.  She was so excited and wanted to play with it and Brooks decided that he should get to play with it first.  A bit of a tantrum ensued, leading Ashby to lock herself in the toy room to get away from him.  It was actually kind of funny.  Brooks hasn't quite learned how to delay satisfaction - especially when waiting involves the other person being your sister!

Needless to say, it was very quiet when everyone left.  I managed to get in a pretty good nap.  Although I am not sure I accomplished much else.  A little bit of this and that, but nothing worth mentioning.

It was still a great day.  Brooks has gotten so cute and just makes me laugh!

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