"To laugh often and love much; to win the respect of intelligent persons and the affection of children; to earn the approbation of honest citizens and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to give of one's self; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to have played and laughed with enthusiasm and sung with exltation; to know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived...this is to have succeeded." _Ralph Waldo Emerson_

Thursday, April 2, 2009

2 Fun New Isaiah Phrases:

2 Fun New Isaiah Phrases:
* This one is best told with a story. The other day the three of us were out at Costco, and Isaiah was walking around being silly when he backed up into a box, the corner of which hit his tush. Immediately, he turned around and started walking (waddling is more like it) backwards towards us, with his butt stuck out, saying very loudly, "Mommy kiss it!"

Any time there is an injury of any size sustained it is always followed by a mommy kiss it, and the magic of mommy's kiss has quite the amazing healing power. This still blows me away, I had no idea how effective this would be when I taught him.

* The other might otherwise be quite annoying if I didn't see the intentional development and need for it in his growing little mind. "What r' doing mommy?" or "what's he doing?" over and over and over maybe about the same task, 5 times in a row, or about other people, and about things that he knows perfectly well what they are doing. But he is working so hard on putting bigger sentences together so I am sure that part of it is giving him sentence structure about things that he can say and understand what's going on. Mommy's driving the car, mommy's cooking dinner, mommy's feeding the dog, mommy's cleaning the dishes or reading, or playing with Isaiah or....pick any number of a million tasks throughout the day, then he repeats it.

Apparently as a kid, I used to love that same expression....could that be genetic, or maybe just normal kid-speak. Loving this talking stage right now. In the picture below, Isaiah was using Thomas and Mac to have little conversations with each other. Let the imagination begin...Anyone have a good book on how to encourage/foster the imagination?