Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Brave boy.

The other day both Kris and I went to get our flu shots. Normally Kris does not get one but he was taking one for team Zack. We brought Zack with us so he could see the two of us getting shots and how it did not hurt and we were out of there in no time.

We had an appointment last week for Zack's flu shot but he was not feeling well so I postponed it until today. Last year he absolutely freaked out getting his shot and Kris had to carry him out of there kicking and screaming. I expected much of the same today so Kris took a little time off work to meet us there just in case.

I talked with Zack about it, reassured him that it didn't hurt and that it only felt like a pinch for just a second. I also reassured him that he would get a sticker and a lollipop at the doctors office and yes I sort of bribed him. I told him that if he could get his shot without crying and fussing he would get a special snack when we got home. I am not sure which of these things helped but he was the pillar or strength today. He sat on Kris's lap and watched the whole thing... all 2 seconds of it. He did flinch when the needle went in but he was brave. I was so proud of him.

When he got home his special treat was in ice cream sundae and believe me when I say after the past few episodes at the doctors office this kiddo of mine deserved every last drop of that ice cream! He was so brave and acted like such a big boy. (Lets hope this continues when he goes to the dentist in a few months).

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


"Mommy why are they called cowboys if they ride horses? Don't you think they should ride cows if they are called cowboys?"

Oh the mind of a curious four year old.

Saturday, October 16, 2010


Friday, October 15, 2010


When I picked Zack up from school today I noticed some stuff on his shirt. Of course I made the assumption that it was part of his lunch, after all he has never been known to be a neat eater. By the time we started to drive home I had finally been told what it was on his shirt. Apparently he had gotten sick after lunch when he was laying in his cot. He said he cleaned up the mess with his blanket that was now stuffed in his backpack. He also said he never told his teacher he was sick.

I called his teacher as soon as we got home and told her about it. As expected she knew nothing about it so I told her to check his cot and the area he was in at nap time. Although he wiped it up with his blanket I am sure there is probably still some evidence of what happened.

He has a cold but no signs of fever so I have no clue what made him sick. I questioned why he never told his teacher that he was sick and he responded with "I don't know." He also said "Mom if it happens again I will get up and run to the bathroom."

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Work ethics

Kris was 'resting his eyes' on the couch one afternoon and Zack was not about to let that happen any longer than he thought necessary. He woke Kris up and kept telling him they needed to go outside and get some work done. I got a kick out of that. I really do not imagine something like that happening when Zack is a teenager but to hear a four year old telling this to a grown man gave me a chuckle.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Keeping secrets

While at my moms house the other day Zack had finished up a piece of cheese danish and asked for more. I told him no that he already had to much. While I was telling him no my mother 'secretly' slid him another small piece which made Zack giggle.
He ate it down real fast.
Later on that night after we arrived home, we ate dinner. As soon as he was done he asked if he could have the cookie Uncle Don 'secretly' handed him before we left my mothers house (which I intercepted as soon as I noticed it). I let Zack know that he already had to many snacks that day and he could have the cookie the next day.
Zack says to Kris "Daddy I had a cheese danish at Grandma's house and Mommy told me I couldn't have anymore but Grandma gave me a piece anyway and guess what Dad?... I didn't even tell anyone!"
At that point I broke into a hearty laughter.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Boys will be boys

I picked up my darling little boy today from school. All the kids were outside playing, some kids were playing trucks, others were playing ball, some were sliding and climbing and then there was 'the preschool posse'. There is 5 or 6 of them that get rowdy when playing, yes they are all boys. At some point during the day at least one of them ends up sitting in time out because they got a bit too rough. Yes, my child is part of this group and from what I hear he has had his share of time outs.

Today I get up to the playground and his teacher calls him to come. He was covered head to toe in mulch. The typical crew were 'hiding' behind the playhouse throwing mulch at each other, they were caught. Four of them were put into time out for not listening the first time they were talked to.

It was at this point that his teacher says "He took down 3 of them today." I looked at her and not wanting to believe what I was hearing I asked her if she was kidding. The boys were rough housing as usual. I guess they decided it was go after Zack day and she said he took down 3 of them. She went on to say she does not promote fighting but she does not want these children to back down from someone who is bullying them either. I am torn. I don't want my child to fight but I don't want him to let someone bully him. I know my kid does not know how much he can hurt someone. I don't know at this age if he can really separate when he should and when he shouldn't fight. What is a parent to do?

Note: no children were hurt in this episode.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Sick day.

School started only a month ago, today my little man is missing his first day :(
He could barely wake up this morning he was so tired. He ate his breakfast, then promptly went into the bathroom and it came up. I was hoping for a year of no days missed.
With any luck he will sleep it off today and be back to his normal tomorrow.