Tuesday, June 24, 2008


Last night after dinner as Beth was reading and I was finishing my dinner, Nick decided that he wanted some grapes. He went to the fridge and got some, then wandered over to me.

"I've got grapes Daddy. Do you want one?"

"Sure," I answered.

"Here you go," he said as he dropped a grape on my plate.


"You're welcome. Do you want a grape Mommy?" Not waiting for an answer, he dropped one onto the book she was reading and it rolled down between the pages and into her lap.

"Thanks Nicky," said Mommy.

Back to the kitchen and the fridge door opens and closes, then back out to me.

"Here Daddy, now you get two. One, two," he counts them as he drops them onto my plate. "Two for Mommy," again, they roll down the pages and into her lap, "and two for Nicky. We all get two."

That's when it hit me. He had gone to the fridge to get two grapes for each of us. It wasn't that he only had six and ran out. I could tell it was intentional by the way he said it, so matter-of-factly. My three year old is doing math. That's freaking insane. I'll agree, it's not rocket science, but I couldn't have been more proud if t was.

Is there no end to how much he will amaze and surprise us?

Another high point of last night was when he earned his sixth gold star for staying dry. Mommy was getting him ready for bed, had pulled off his dry pull-up and we told him that we were proud that he had kept it dry all day.

"Go potty before I put your pull-up on for bed," she said. "You've been dry all day. If you go potty, you can get a gold star," she told him and he ran into the bathroom, got his stool and went potty all by himself. No fussing, no whining, no fit. It was so nice.

They came back and put his sixth gold star on the chart. Every sixth one covers a picture of a car. "You know what that means?"

"I get a car!"

Needless to say, it went to bed with him last night.

1 comment:

Beth D. said...

it's actually the seventh star that earns him a car. we start over tonight with a new row, but i believe the star will have to wait... spidey (on his pull-ups) got wet today!