Just a few more funny stories from Brad for you. He cracks me up every day.
We're in a bit of a frustrating stage with Brad where he thinks that when he doesn't get his own way he just needs to say what he wants over and over, louder and louder. It can be infuriating. The other morning he wanted to get in the bath tub before I left for work. We simply did not have time so I told him no and that he could do it later. He got very mad and just kept saying that he wanted to take a bath. I replied "Brad, you don't get everything you want!" and he screamed, "Yes I do! I'm the king of the world!!!" Awe, wouldn't that be nice?
Last Saturday the kids and I went to the Discovery Gateway Children's Museum (pictures to come in a later post) with my mom. On the way there in the car we were listening to the radio and suddenly Brad said, "Mom, what do you want to be when you grow up?" I told him I thought I would like to be a mom and he said, "No, you have to be something with a costume." I wasn't sure where that came from but I thought for a minute and said maybe I would like to be a queen. Again Brad said, "No" and then he said "Maybe you should be an Uptown Girl." You can guess what was playing on the radio. I busted up laughing and then asked Brad what exactly an Uptown Girl was and he said, "It's a girl that a boy wants to marry." I figured that was an ok thing to be.
Later that night we had a fun Easter activity with some friends at our church (again, pictures to come). Immediately following dinner our babysitting co-op was taking place and we had told Brad that we were going to leave him while we went on a date. When it came time to go I didn't want to make a big deal out of it in front of Lucy, so Joe and I kind-of slipped out without really saying goodbye. Apparently Brad forgot we were going because about half an hour later he approached my friend Angela who was one of the adults watching the kids. He said, "Angela, can I get a ride home? I think my parents left me." What other 3 year old do you know who reacts to thinking he's been left somewhere by simply asking for a ride home? I'm just glad he didn't try to walk.
I also wanted to record a couple of the cute/funny things he says:
He has nick-named Lucy "Little" and calls her that a lot. It's really cute.
Instead of "Upside Down" he says, "Side Side Down"
He calls dreams "TV Dreams" and we haven't quite figured out why. I think it might be because seeing a dream is a little bit like watching tv?
That's all I can think of how...I'll have to see if I can come up with some more later. Oh - and he's officially potty trained now! Yeah! He's only had 2 accidents in the last 2 weeks, so I think we're on a roll!