The therapist said this is the age where children notice differences in peers and most kids are accepting of differences now. These were obviously not children we regularly play with, and they won't be allowed around again. I think it's natural and great for kids to ask questions, but let's all step in as parents and teach acceptance, it takes a village, right?
I took Jax back to the library for 3 yr old story hour, and he still didn't want to go in. He did play pretty nicely by the puzzles. The librarian came up to the group of us to announce it was story time, then paused, looked at Jax and I and said, "but it's for 3 year olds". All I said was, "yeah".
The parents of the other children were so nice and stepped in. One woman asked if Jax was premature and I said that he was and he had a twin. It just so happened that this woman had premature twins 11 years ago. The other lady told me about her friend's premature little girl and how she had a tube for 2 years. I pointed at Jax and said he still had one, they smiled so big at him and then she proceeded to tell me the little girl was weened off her tube from the boot camp at Children's Hospital. I said we've been trying to get in, but he's still too underweight. The women were so nice and then motioned toward the librarian and told me to ignore ignorance :) I liked them.
The boys did great in school today. The weather is so nice that Jax's class was outside for half of the session and the teacher told me she had 3 aids around Jax at all times because he's such a daredevil. Yup, that sounds like our little bruiser!
Jax had a life-size cut out of himself that he colored on as they learned about body parts. Brady took this to his bed and he's sleeping with it right now - I love these guys! Totally normal, right?
Tonight we watched the Brewers win the playoff series. Jason's work trip for Fargo was canceled last night - yay for us! Although we're doing paperwork tonight now that the game is over - work never ends!
The boys had a blast playing with us while we watched the nail biter. Brady was whipping the Brewer towel around and having a blast. OH, how could I forget... Jax took off all his clothes again and pooped EVERYWHERE during nap time. Thankfully Jason was home to help clean up the mess while I gave Jax a bath. I think I may be rigging the sleep sack somehow to be locked during nap time - any suggestions?
|After we put the boys to bed during the last inning of the game, I came down to Jason clenching a pillow with nerves. We won in the 10th inning during overtime - total nail biter!|