And it has been pretty good to me.
It is absolutely beautiful outside.
I love. love. love. this time of year.
Maddox slept until his normal 7:30 [which today we called 8:30.] But just asked for raisins and for his tv on.
He played in his room, took himself potty, and acted perfect until 9:00. [Today we called 10:00.]
I got up and made up biscuits and chocolate gravy (A lifetime favorite of mine!) for him and my sister.
And then we went outside to take advantage of this day.
He's such a sweet little soul.
I love him a million- trillion plus one.
He brought me this beautiful flower:
He said: "its a beautiful flower. Just like you momma"
Tell me he wont be a great husband one day.
He already gets it! :)
He couldn't leave Beckham out.
He got a flower too.
(which I have to admit I would rather have shoved into my belly button over the bean burrito he tried to "feed" him a few days ago.)
Last night, someone asked Lance if Maddox was more like him or I.
I honestly had never thought about it so I had to think....
Lance answered immediately, "He's like Holly."
I shot him a glance. What's that suppose to mean?
Lance said, "I was mean and ornery and didn't care about other people's feelings. Maddox does. He is a better kid than I was."
I thought that was nice of my husband to say.
[But I was pretty rotten too.]
Maddox definitely has his Daddy's sence of humor.
Since most of you don't know Lance, I'll explain.
Some days my husband wakes up and decides for the first hour of the day he will only sing his conversations with me... to the tune of a Taylor Swift song, to some Eminem, or whatever else floats his boat.
The majority of our conversations are "what if" scenarios and he thinks things are funny that 89% of the world do not.
And that is why I love him.
I have never been called anything close to normal myself, so Maddox was destined to be the quirky kid.
Yesterday he yelled, "Happy Anniversary!!!" to me over and over and over and then would laugh like it was the greatest joke ever!
He had the same joke with Lance one night this week except the catch word was "enchilada!" It got him tickled every time.
Yesterday I told him he could have an icecream if he would count to 10 in Spanish.
Instead he counted backwards to one in English and then said, "that's no Spanish mom!"
He knows how to make us laugh!
Today while acting wild and crazy-- jumping off things and pretending to be a super-hero-- I asked him to calm down.
He didn't so I told him that he was working his way towards a spanking.
He turned to me-- serious as a heart attack-- and said, "you can spank me momma, but you can't take my cape. It's invisible!"
He had a point.
As smart and sweet and funny that I think he is...
This regression to baby talk is making me want to pull my hair out.
Tell me this is just a phase and that it passes quickly.
Sweet or not-- hearing Maddox call Lance "da-da" rather than Daddy...
Or "juice. juice. juice" rather than, "Hey momma, can I have some juice?"...
Or pretending he doesn't recognize his letters that we have known and plastered to Youtube since he was 20 months old...
-- makes me a bit impatient and flustered.
I hear its normal.
Beckham's throwing him for a loop.
But the more tired he gets, the more 'baby-ish' he acts...
and I find myself acting mean.
And wanting to sedate him into a nap.
And finding his re-set button.
No sedation required... but he threw me a bone.
And I took the opportunity to blog.
And enjoy the quiet.
And now that my pot of chicken tortilla soup is finished...
[You can find the recipe: here. Its my favorite recipe from my father in law.]
Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!