After the past few heavy topics I think a lighthearted post is due so here are some fun moments from the last 4 months. Some of those I have shared already on Twitter with the #GlowMo. A few weeks ago we were discussing a good tag with fellow adopters (to share not just the hardships and questions but those occasional good bits as well) to help us re-focus and somebody came up with this hashtag and it kinda stuck…
Hubby and I are both geeks and have lots of sci-fi stuff in our house. As soon as the boys moved in they each grabbed a Star Wars plush toy (R2D2 & BB8) from the huge toy box as their new favourite sleep buddy. Even though they have never seen Star Wars they can whistle the theme songs and Goofs’ favourite character is ‘Dark Vader‘ (sic). Snoops can give you a lecture on the story (well, mostly made up version), but it’s highly entertaining, when you can keep a straight face.
Both boys are very polite! Even when they are angry! It’s really hard to remain unmoved when they shout at me in anger: ‘Mummy, could you please shut up?’
When Snoops came out of his RE class his first question was ‘Are we Muslims?’ ‘No, we are not.’ I replied. He let out a breath he was holding and the weight of the world rolled off his shoulder. ‘Oh, thank God, I could NOT pray 5 times a day!’
Snoops wanted to watch a film with me sitting next to him. 5 min into the movie he says ‘Mummy, while I watch this movie can you make my snacks? You are such a great COOKER.’
We were playing with foam noodles. Hubby used it to knight Goofs, who of course copies everything and wanted to do the same to me. He didn’t quite catch every word correctly though… He told me to ‘knee down, because hereby I unite you to Sir Mummy. You may rised up.‘
Snoops saw a car driving too fast in front of school. He raised his hand and shouted after him ‘you will be under arrested and next time I go to London I will report you to the Queen directly.’
We took the boys to a geeky convention where many people were wearing home made costumes (cosplay). Snoops went up to a guy who wore a St Johns First Aid uniform and dead seriously he asked him ‘excuse me sir, I don’t recognise your costume. Which film are you from?’
Snoops farts constantly regardless of what food/drinks he takes. He thinks it’s funny and his 6y old brother laughs too so it’s hard for me to keep telling him it’s not OK. After one particularly loud and long fart he looked at me and said ‘Mummy, from now on just call me Sir Snoops Pump-a-lot.’
Snoops praying before breakfast: ‘Thank you God for making daddy’s brain pancake-y today‘ (what he meant to say was he was happy my husband thought about making pancakes for breakfast.)
Snoops has some funny prayer comments too. Last night he finished praying by saying ‘aaaaand I hope you God can have a good and relaxing day tomorrow.’
Snoops was preparing food during a session with his play therapist and when she wanted to eat her imaginary pancake he slapped on her hand shouting ‘stop! We haven’t prayed yet for the food!‘
Snoops is quite good at playing alone and coming up with self-entertaining songs. Once I overheard him singing to himself ‘I love my beautiful mummy‘. When I went in he denied it of course…
I took up therapeutic art classes once a week. I have never painted in my entire life, not even in school so I really didn’t have any expectations. Naturally I was the most surprised when I managed to create a dormant tree that I actually liked. I brought the painting home to show it to the boys. Before I could say anything Snoops said ‘wow, that is very nice. Where did you buy it?’ Me: ‘Do you like it?’ ‘Yes, I love it.’ ‘Well, I am glad, because guess what, I painted it!‘ At this point his toy fell out of his hand and he gave me the most incredible stare, wide eyes, open mouth, the whole thing. After he recovered he said ‘wow, I actually really like it. I mean it, mummy, I am VERY impressed with you!‘
All the time we do something that’s a FIRST for them, Goofs always declares to the whole word ‘this is officially the best day of my life!’ When we had BBQ in the garden, when we took them on a double decker bus, when I made them chocolate-in-banana dessert over the fire, when we went to the Lego shop…etc.
Goofs realising that I don’t fit his idea of a female carer and when he bumped his head or got knocked down by a big wave I was THERE for him to keep him safe and him saying ‘I am ok because my Mummy will keep me safe’
We were at the playground and when Snoops and other boys were ‘working on the hyper drive of the spacecraft’ I was the only mother who knew what a hyper drive was, how does it work, how to fix it and I was the only adult who actually climbed under the playground equipment to fix it. My son was running around shouting ‘my mummy fixed the hyper drive‘ while other boys looked sadly towards their parents who saw nothing of it because they were too busy starring at their phones. I felt smug!
Snoops coming to me one evening saying very sincerely ‘Mummy you are so beautiful I can’t look at your face without smiling!’
Snoops approaching me with a cheeky smile and great expectations in his eyes: ‘Mummy, did you not know I have lots of space on my face for kisses?’ Needless to say I tested out those places and we both loved it!
Snoops is VERY good with building/creating things may it be Lego, play dough or actual bricks. While we were waiting for his brother he built a proper square foundation with piping and wiring of a tiny house. Even the head teacher was impressed!
Snoops is very observant. We were playing pretend-cooking in the playground when he ‘discovered’ that his oven is broken. He ran away to ‘buy’ a new one. When he came back he ‘installed’ the new oven, but when I wanted to put the food in he stopped me saying ‘you silly billy, we can’t use it yet. I can’t plug it in before I find a rubber mat to cover the cable for safety. Don’t you know, mummy, safety is good for you and death-ness is bad!‘
Miraculously one morning they managed to stay quiet till 7 am. When I walked to their room both boys were drawing in their drawing pads and Snoops said to Goofs: ‘Let’s draw our favourite black hole again, but this time make it colourful, ok?’
This week I was walking home from school with Goofs. He saw a girl from his school walking in the opposite direction. I was walking ahead of him and the next thing I hear is a loud bang. I turned around and saw Goofs was about to cry. ‘Did you bump into that lamp post?’ Tears start rolling down his face. ‘Did you not see the lamp post?’ ‘I was looking at that…
girl umm, wall.‘ Wall, huh? He was totally checking out that girl, following her with his head while continued walking ahead… It was VERY hard not to show him how amused I was! And he is only 6! Starting early, are we?
Snoops is very smart who needs constant challenges. Last night I let him play with my Chinese Chequers. After I explained the rules he started playing and managed to clear all but 3 balls on the board! I was very impressed! 🙂
And my all time favourite:
In school and also in the park several people commented on ‘how much the boys look like me!‘ 🙂 This one never gets old!!!