I realized that I have posted twice now on
specific conversations and have not really done the same with the other kiddos. Elijah and Jordan have their moments of saying/doing silly things, but Taylor ’s are more articulate and therefore easier to share in written text. Taylor
I would need to make a video and show you the things Elijah does say…especially the “say” part. I mean he is developing his words still so it sounds like babble half the time.
says funny things, but usually the funny things she says are so funny because of her facial expression or stance when saying them. Jordan
However, in an attempt to provide you all a glimpse of a night with my family I will give you a little bit of us all here.
I try to ask my family every night what the best part and worst part of their day was/is. It intrigues me to see their personalities shine through their answers.
And for one thing that Jordan said last night not at all related to this blog ::while Justin and I watched tv after the kids were in bed::
Jordan: Mommy, you need to turn the tv off because me, and Taylor, and Elijah are sleeping and you are being too loud.
Elijah doesn’t really answer, but he get’s so excited when it’s his turn. He waits patiently and no matter what mood he’s in as soon as we get to him he instantly lights up with a huge smile on his face. Both him and Jordan repeat the question before answering which I find interesting. I remember being taught that in 3rd grade – which you are supposed to do it. I have never taught my kids to do it so I don’t know why they do, but it’s pretty cute none the less. So I actually have no idea what Elijah’s answers are. He is pretty clear now when trying to communicate with us, but he says one word every time (for both best and worst part of the day). It’s always the same word, but I have no idea what it is. Although it sounds like Santa.
Me: Elijah what’s the best part about your day?
Eli: bess par day esss SANTA!
Me: What’s the worst part about today?
Eli: woss par day esss SANTA!
Both answers said with a smile on his face and pure excitement. Whatever “Santa” is makes him very excited every day haha.
Justin and My Answers
Now our answers are far less interesting and I only note them because it is a learning experience for the kids. When Justin, for example, says his worst part of the day was the kids not being good listeners so he got frustrate the kids react to that.
realizes her bad attitude caused daddy to have a bad day and she responds to that - usually with pouting, but we just tell her its ok now and she can apologize to daddy for her attitude. Or when I talk about a long/rough day at work the kids get a glimpse into my world outside the home and see outside of their bubble. They also get to hear how proud we are of them or how much we love/cherish them since usually our best parts of the day revolve around them. Justin’s could be that they were such good listeners that day and that made him very happy or mine could be that I love being home and having family time. Taylor
So this is what you would typically see at our house around 6:00 PM. I highly recommend (if possible) setting aside family time to just ask these types of questions. I do it at dinner since we all get to sit together anyway – might as well make it more productive and save time to do other things with the family.
And don’t worry, tonight you will still get the
Tay and Jay blog – look for an Easter themed thing though.