Monday, June 27, 2011

Have I Mentioned...?

Have I mentioned that I am now the proud mother of a...FIVE YEAR OLD???!!

It happened. Luke turned five. I'm officially a mother of a "big kid."

I was just discussing motherhood-related issues with a few of my fellow and seasoned mothers. We've had issues in our house with, um...talking. Not talking back. Not potty-talk, just the non-stop, I've completely drowned out your voice, what in the world are you saying kind of talking.

This is a boy who clearly wasn't getting the hint that when I said, "Luke, I am not angry with you, but you really need to stop talking now," when he goes on to explain that he not only has something important to say, but that his Lego car with two wheels instead of four doesn't have the proper foundation to support the weight of the Lego Knight because the Lego Knight wasn't originally intended to be riding on a two-wheeled Lego cart, but rather a horse, but the horse cannot be found because The Demolisher (aka Little Brother) had been hiding it in the dinosaur fortress in the playroom.

That's not exactly how he talks, but those who know him know that I just about have it right.

And then today I was able to clean and mop three bathrooms, wash two loads of laundry, sweep, vacuum and mop the wood floors, and have a whole roast chicken served with garlic-herbed wine sauce for dinner.

I didn't know it at the time, but it was all because we got THIS for Luke's birthday.

Ahh....the silence


Theresa said...

ahh....i was just going to rant on my blog about video games and how awesome they are but totally addicting for little kids. like TOTALLY. I might just wait for you to blog about it. As I'm sure you'll figure out what I'm talking about.

It's bittersweet. Truly it is. Enjoy. I mean REALLY ENJOY it.

Mallory said...

I know exactly what you mean, and honestly, I am really against video games in many regards. I don't play them AT ALL, and never really have, so I can't relate to their appeal.

Mark really likes them, though, and this is something he wants to do with the boys, so I'm all for that. I think what the Leapster will become is something Luke can do while the rest of us are napping during the day. After all, the games are educational ;-) .

Theresa said...

That is exactly what we do. Hayden is only allowed to play video games during naptime and/or on rainy days. Otherwise it stays off for the most part.
I'm not too into video games either. So many other things to do, ya know? ;-)

Erin said...

Justin considers me some sort of freak of nature because I never had or played video games, so I'm glad we're in the same boat Mallory. He's fine with us not having any "grown-up" game systems in our house though, he doesn't seem to be interested in teaching the girls to play. That may change if we have a boy someday...