Yes, I idolize my child and he is at the center of my life and we hang images of him throughout our home to honor him and sing praise songs to him every day. Why do you ask?
So, back to my break from Jonah to tell you about Jonah. He started preschool this week and we couldn't be happier with how it's going. He loves it, and we love it so much that if he didn't we would second guess him before the school. It's that good.
Aside from trying to solve the mystery about who Abigail is and why he should be nice to her, I heard the sweetest recollection from him about his day. Last night as I was putting him to bed I was going through the events of the day with him (he loves this and gets really still and pays close attention) and when I got to the review of snack time and the lesson at school, he pointed to himself and said, "My name Jonah." Then he pointed to me and said, "My name Mama."
They've been talking about names and family this week and I hadn't even brought that up in our review of the day. I think Mamas and Papas are the best teachers, so to hear that he is learning and growing even though we're apart during the day washed me over with peace.
I'm prepared for the peace to be fleeting if his made-up girlfriend Abigail dumps him tomorrow.
Howard and I aren't back at work yet so I've been working a little on decorating my classroom and a lot on Jonah's birthday party (ies). It helps to work out the missing of him. I'm about to go make 'healthy' cookies for his school party tomorrow but before I do, you have to know that I was working so hard on this chalkboard sign this morning. I got carried away and had so much fun representing all the things Jonah likes. Howard even so sweetly surprised me with my favorite lunch because he saw the sweat I am pouring into a 2 year old's birthday party where he'll only care about the M&Ms.
I was proud and took pics.
Larry was added:
I went and did some other things and walked back through the kitchen again, and it hit me.
I misspelled "Birthday."
I MISSPELLED "BIRTHDAY."
I'm not redoing it.
Jonah tells people all the time "Happy Birtday" as a sign of affection. So there you go, Jo. Happy Birtday.
It's probably best you have other teachers in your young life, after all.