He has always been laid back, easy going. Sometimes he has much to talk about and other times he is quiet and perfectly content to keep to himself. He had been quiet in the back of the van on the way, we talked some while we waited. I'm still figuring out this whole mothering a boy thing, when to start conversation and when to be okay with silence. I don't have this problem with my girls.
Joseph was seen by a doctor he had never met, she commented on his Bass Pro shirt and hat. He started talking to her, telling her he likes hunting better than fishing. She asked him if he was the oldest, after I mentioned Jenna and Brady having been sick. He explained that he wasn't the oldest, he has 3 sisters and 1 brother. They talked about how great it is that he has a brother and Joseph said, "Well, he's a little rascal!"
It's so fun to watch my kids change and grow, Joseph is no longer the little boy screaming bloody murder because he's getting a light shined in his ears, he's no longer the bashful little guy who won't talk to strangers, no longer a little handful in the doctor's office.
Brady is saying things like, "I got vrroom vrroom!" and " 'Ere truck go?"
At lunch today Joseph said, "Sissy, you know having a bright idea is bad luck, right?!" "No it's not!" Bethany said adamantly. "Yes, it is. You know why? You'll get electrocuted!!"
The kids were setting the table the other night and Bethany said, "It's been a long time since we had a nice meal and ate supper together." I just looked at her like she was crazy and asked what she meant, we eat together every night. "Well, yeah, but now that Daddy's working we all get to talk about our day and you and Daddy ask, "So how was your day?" I thought that was cute.
Our kids watch alot of I Love Lucy and this morning Bethany asked how come Daddy doesn't pay the bills like Ricky and if Joe gives me an allowance like Ricky gave Lucy. I said no. "I get to spend money if I need something and Lucy didn't pay the bills because she spent the money on things she wanted rather than the bills." Bethany said, "Yeah, well how come Daddy doesn't boss you around like Ricky?" I said, "Ricky and Lucy are both mean to each other, I think." Then Bethany said, "Well, I'm glad you stand up for yourself." This really made me laugh!