Archive for October, 2014
Nathan came excitedly bounding out if his room, exclaiming “Come look at what I made!” I followed him into his room to find this:
He had made four identically built rocket ships out of some blocks his grandma had gotten him a while back. He was so pleased with his creation, as were Paul and I. Just think, a few months ago, this would have been impossible for him. But now look at him! I’m so proud of how far he’s come. The preschool we sent him to in order to get him help for his Autism was one of the best decisions we could have possibly made. He has come so far! Plus, it’s awesome how he loves, loves, loves to go to school. I hope that love sticks with him!
You know those carts at the grocery store that have little kids’ cars attached to the front that children can sit in? You know, the germ factories that kids always get all excited about riding in. Well, we all went grocery shopping last night and of course, Nathan became super excited the moment he saw the car-buggy. So Paul and I wiped it down as best as we could with some sanitizing wipes and plopped the boys down in it, hoping to get our shopping done in peace while they entertained themselves with the play steering wheels and beeping horns. (It worked, by the way, and happiness was had by all.) And my gosh, they looked so cute together.
See? Cuteness overload!
John and Nathan, like all siblings on the entire planet, have moments where they don’t get along too well. Don’t get me wrong, they are great brothers and Nathan is reallly, really good with John. But, of course, they are still brothers. And brothers will get into spats at some point. Sometimes Nathan is the instigator, and believe it or not, sometimes John is. I keep telling Nathan not to pick on his brother because it’s going to come back and bite him. I suppose Nathan didn’t know I meant that literally.
So the other day, Nathan was being disrespectful to me so I put him in time out. While he was in time out, facing the wall, I had to finish doing what I was trying to get done. While I was working, I heard Nathan shrieking, and then John joined in. I hollered for them to be nice to each other and reminded Nathan to stay in time out. A few seconds later, I heard more screeching followed by Nathan crying, “Just leave me a lone John! OWWW! STOP! John that hurts!” I walked into the living room to see what was going on and this is what I found:
Nathan was still in time out, hunched over and sobbing with giant spit circles all over the back of his shirt. Apparently, John had bitten him all over his back while he was sitting there, leaving giant spit circles where he chewed on Nathan’s shirt as he was biting him. I had enough time to quickly snap this picture before I ran outside and erupted in a fit of laughter. I didn’t want Nathan to think I was laughing at him, but I was definitely laughing at the situation. Once I got my laughter under control, I came back inside and put John in time out and told Nathan I was impressed he stayed in timeout while under attack.
Speaking of which, there was another incident where John bit Nathan. Nathan had done something to John- maybe he took away a toy John was playing with. Whatever the reason was, John retaliated by biting Nathan on the rear and clamping down with his teeth and refusing to let go. Nathan was shrieking and running around the house with John’s teeth clamped on his rear like a fox trap.
There is certainly no lack of enterainment around this house!
Mr. John loves, loves, loves brushing his teeth. He doesn’t scream and fight it like Nathan did. He DOES try to bite the toothbrush so he can get the toddler-approved toothpaste off though! Apparently, he thinks it’s delicious. He especially likes when I’m done brushing his teeth and I hand him the toothbrush so he can finish.