We had a cranky Roc at our house last night. Lots of whining and quick frustration over silly things. What’s silly you ask? The screaming/crying fit at the dinner table because two pieces of pasta were stuck together is a good example! It was one of those nights when I looked at GC and just said “Seriously? Geesh!!” There’s only so much whine this Mommy can handle (and I’ve never been able to handle my wine). I was ever so happy to leave the crankster with GC and head out to scrapbook with a group of ladies (though I second guessed myself when the Obama bashing started as soon as we all sat down. Seriously? How did I manage to surround myself with Republicans?! Yikes!! I held my tongue not wanting to get into it – I will never change their minds and they will never change mine. When they started going on about gay marriage I unleashed my tongue. I was starting to shake and I thought they just might be able to see my heart thumping like crazy and the vein bulging in my neck. I think I’m invited to the next get together…I hope…
What a difference a day can make (for the Roc). I had a Happy Roc this morning! He was singing and playing and talking up a storm! Music and songs have been “in” for the past few weeks. His Great-Aunt Sandy’s piano CD and Jack Johnson have been regulars in the car lately. He erupts with songs from school and even a Mr. Rogers song the bus driver has been singing. How cute is that?! The bus driver sings with the kids! I do think it’s a survival tactic on his part-the ride home not only has the preschool kids in the first couple rows, but also the kindergarten kids and I can’t quite describe how LOUD they are!! He always looks a little harried and this week he started singing into his microphone instead of yelling the usual “quiet down kids” and “stay in your seats.” I completely understand…I’ve been known to listen to my MP3 player and sing during some of the Roc’s epic meltdowns…
So, singing was on the agenda for this morning. The Roc singing into his microphone:
Also on today’s agenda: tee ball
Hmmm…notice the ball is coming right for the camera? Wonder if he’s trying to tell me something? Put down the camera Crazy Camera Lady!
Another favorite activity of the morning: jumping on my bed
Right after I took this adorable picture the Roc said to me “when I bounce on my back a toot comes out!” “It was a little toot” gotta love a little bathroom humor!
Oh, he also requested to pee standing up this morning. Which I know might seem like too much information (TMI) but we really do celebrate the little things around here (I immediately emailed GC and he called me as soon as he read it) and that was another step in the right direction (and will be sooo nice in public bathrooms!)
A Happy Roc = A Happy Day!