We’re having a fun day so far. It started off lazily, but I committed myself to going back to the gym. This is my second week of going every other day, and I’m hoping to the moon I make it a habit. It feels great and improves my outlook and sense of well-being. Today we had a pleasant breakthrough. Not only did Elijah not cry, but he ran into the child care room enthusiastically and didn’t give a backward glance. An hour later, I had to pry Ian out from under a play structure.
We returned home and I made lunch. As Elijah munched some cocoa almonds, the bigger boys struck up one of their adorable conversations. I wish wish wish I had a cockpit voice recorder for those guys! Sadly, we’ll have to settle for my memory of a snippet of the dialogue:
Isaac: Why do I exercise?
Ian: Because God wants you to.
Isaac: Why does God want me to?
Ian: Because it moves your muscles and helps you breathe.
Isaac: Why do I need to breathe?
Ian: Because God wants you to. It helps your body get Oxygen.
Isaac, sipping some Jupiña: Why do I drink from the yewow straw?
Ian: Because it’s your favorite color. [Isaac assures us that in heaven, his favorite color will be Red]
Isaac: Why do I like yewow?
Ian: Because it’s light. And its difficult when some things are light and some things are dark.
Isaac: The sun is yewow.
Ian: Let me see your eyes. They look green.
Isaac: But they are blue – your fwavorite color!
Ian: Elijah? Do my eyes look rainbowy?
Then, the conversation took a random, but usual turn to potty humor, and they dashed upstairs to the playroom, where I listened in a little more:
Ian: Don’t do that! I don’t want your germs.
Isaac: I want to keep my germs.
Ian: Do you want me to get sick?
Isaac: Why do we keep our germs?
Ian: Because if you give them to someone, they will get sick!
Isaac, gathering some vehicles: But I am going to defeat you!
Ian joined in and, thus, they entered into their lively little imaginary world.