Today we were watching a helicopter flying. I said, "I wonder what makes it move forward and what makes it stay still or hover." My 6 yo son said, "There’s this button. . . "
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Yesterday I asked my younger son what book he had looked at when he went to bed last night. Then I got distracted and didn’t hear the kids talking. A few minutes later my older son said, "Nursery rhymes with Barney." I heard "nursery" rhymes with "Barney." And I said, "No, it doesn’t." He said, "Nursery rhymes with Barney." I was so surprised that he thought those two words rhymed. I said "’Nursery’ rhymes with ‘Bursery’ and ‘Barney’ rhymes with ‘Narney’." He said, "Mom, the book J. looked at was called "Nursery Rhymes with Barney." I started laughing so hard I couldn’t talk for a few minutes after that!
On Saturday I accompanied my high school voice student at a solo contest and left my husband with the kids (including the baby) for an hour and 45 minutes. When I returned I asked him how it went. He said, "Great." I asked him if he was aware that this was the first time he had ever been left alone with all five of them. He didn’t realize that. Then I asked him if he remembered what he had said when I returned after leaving him alone for the first time with our first son for about 2 hours. (He was about the same age as baby #5 is now.) He had said he was counting the "15-minute segments" until I returned! Yes, Daddy has grown up quite a bit in the last 6 years!