this is the second year we have gone with grandpa tex and grandma deb to the fairground to see the light displays
we go to dinner first
drive through the giant light displays
and then walk through the buildings with all kinds of holiday fun
they have real reindeer pulling a sleigh
light and music show
train and other rides
then i took the little ones to see santa
being goofy in line
definitely the longest wait of the night
after they told him what they wanted he said
‘now that’s quite a list…you’re going to have to be a little better if i’m going to bring you all that.’
zachary looked confused and horrified
‘you didn’t think i saw you but i did – fighting with your brother like that last week – you better stop that…’
can’t remember what all he actually said
but that was the gist of it
zachary looked like he was going to burst into tears
he looked at me
i just smiled and said ‘tell him ok!’
not really what i was looking for in a visit to santa
will probably skip that next year
all things considered the boys love the trip
and there’s something fun about being cold and walking around
that just feels right this time of year
pouting while feeling left out.
(while mommy planted in the garden)
3rd grade zoo trip.
6th grade science rocket launch.
preschool zoo trip.
power point presentations.
end of school fun days.
(representative picture – 2 other boys playing as well)
last days with awesome teachers.
independent wardrobe choices.
trip to ripken baseball academy in aberdeen, md.
(more in another post)
playing with friends
visitors from afar
going to the park
and trying to find some time to just relax.
par′ al•lel – adj. being or moving in concert, n. a resemblance
co•op′ er•a•tive – adj. working with others
play – v. act out; perform; participate in a game – n. a dramatic performance
par′ al•lel play – n. children play next to one another, doing much the same thing, but they interact very little
co•op′ er•a•tive play –n. children truly join forces to achieve a common goal; they act as a pair or group, dividing their labor and coordinating their activities in a meaningful way
par′ al•lel co•op′ er•a•tive play –n. when your older brothers won’t let you be the bigger-than-life-sized monster that destroys their troopers so you enlist your little brother and mimic the play of the older two, on the other side of the room, in ‘real life’
you could have imagined they were playing all together
tho’ the lingo in one pair
was definitely more aptly used
than in the other
you will be rebel friend trooper
i will be enemy tropper
captian friend!! captain friend!! do you read me?
i’ll let you decide which was which