Friday, February 24, 2012

Going Well

In case you're wondering, the giving up facebook for Lent thing is going fairly well. I do miss adult interaction, which I don't get a whole lot of after work most days. That results in me having all these conversation topics and no one to talk to. But, because pregnancy has rendered my brain nearly useless, I forget most of them anyway.

Archer seems to be enjoying his less-distracted-Mom. Yesterday morning I told him that when we got home we would play outside, play an ABC game on the computer, and watch a movie together. (I planned to watch Mary Poppins because we read the book the other night, AND I know we own it, but I can't for the life of me find it.) When I picked him up at daycare he said, "Mom, I know what we're doing today. We're playing outside, and playing ABCs." He added a few extra things that weren't on the list, but I got out of them (jumping rope and running in circles around the yard, I just don't have the energy for those activities.) I ended up having to take some stuff back to the store last night before the return period ended, so we changed our plans and ended up having dinner and ice cream together before returning home to work on some letters and watch Coraline.

I'm obviously a little partial, but he seems to understand his ABCs and the sounds they make pretty well. Even though he doesn't always know the letter, he almost always knows what sound it makes-example, the monster asks for "e, e says ee" and he knew the answer was zebra without being able to pick the letter e out of the line up. The most impressive were the ones that had the clue in multiple words, the monster asked for /l/ and he chose a word with /l/ in the middle when they were actually wanting "leaf." Another example was /z/ and they were looking for "zebra" but another choice was "nose" which also has the /z/ sound. I thought it was stupid because it was sounds in words, not sounds at the beginnings of words (that's a seperate game) so really he was right.

Anyway, the point of this rambling post is, I'm alive and well. I'm enjoying my break, but missing being in the loop with everyone. I'm glad to have no choice (or distractions) in spending time with my little boy while I can.

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Amy said...

Every time I think I miss facebook I just think of how much I have gotten done this past week and how much we have left the house and I forget all about it. A break is really really nice!

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