Carter is on the Skylander Kick AGAIN!!! Every word that comes out of his mouth is about Skylanders. If you do not know what Skylanders are – CLICK HERE! He knows everything about each character – I mean EVERYTHING!!! He is our little Skylander “Rain Man”. When we tell him to stop talking about them – he stops talking about them out loud and then proceeds to walk around in a circle and “talks” inside his head about them… he will blurt out a Skylander name sometimes while walking in a circle. He struggles to not think about them. It kills me. We can be doing something fun and he will be having a great time and then all of a sudden – he resorts back to talking about SKYLANDERS!!! Today, I told him to stop talking about them… he looked at me with this heart-broken look… It looked as though he was trying to tell me “I AM TRYING BUT I CAN’T.” When he is not talking about them – he is drawing them.
So, I have decided that I am going to give him 5 coupons a day. When he wants to talk about Skylanders – he has to hand me a coupon and he can talk 10 minutes about them. After he uses all 5 coupons then he will have to wait till the next day to get more coupons. Coupons have worked with other things – maybe it will work with this. (This was not all my idea – my best friend, since high school, suggested this – thank you Renee)…
Here are just a “FEW” examples of what goes on in Carter’s Skylander mind…
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I was able to get Carter sidetracked and have a cute conversation about love – or as Carter says “lobe”. I tell my kids 50 times a day I love them… Usually I say – “I love you bigger than the moon.” Sometimes I get responses back – sometimes I don’t. That’s okay.
Our conversation while on the couch went like this –
Carter – “I am going to lobe you foreber (forever).”
Me – “You are going to love me forever? Oh, I am going to love you forever.”
Carter – “You doe (know) foreber means always.”
Me – “Yes, I do know that. I am going to love you always.”
Carter – “You doe always means foreber.”
Me – “Yes, Carter… I know. I am going to love you forever.”
Carter – “You doe dat (that) lobe is a heart.”
Me – “Well, when you see a heart you think of love.”
Carter – “Do I habe (have) a heart?”
Me – “Yes, Carter… you have a big heart.”
Carter – “Do big hearts have more lobe?”
Me – “Yes, big hearts have more love to give.”
Carter – “Oh, I habe a big heart. Big hearts lobe more. YAY! Hey Will… I got a BIG heart.”
Will – just silence – ignoring Carter.
Carter – “Is a moon lobe?”
Me – “Huh? No. Love is not a moon.”
Carter – “You say you lobe me bigger than the moon. Do you not lobe me big?”
Me – “Carter, I love you bigger than the moon. The moon is very big – I love you bigger!”
Carter smiles and cuddles up so close to me.
These little moments I treasure.
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I can’t forget about my precious oldest son, Will. Since school has been out he has been counting down to vacation (we are taking the kids to Nickelodeon Suites/Resort in Orlando, Florida). Every day he ask me if I know how many more days till we leave – I always tell him “no” – so he can tell me. He has a calendar in his room that his sweet teacher gave him to help him count down to vacation. He marks off every day. This child is soooo excited. I truly hope he has a blast. He has worked himself up to having the “BEST TIME EVER” – I truly hope he does. Oh, to be young again and have that much excitement…. PRICELESS!
Only a child sees things with perfect clarity, because it hasn’t developed all those filters which prevent us from seeing things that we don’t expect to see. ~ DOUGLAS ADAMS