It occurred to me the other day that I used to do a fairly good job journaling my kids’ personalities and firsts when they were really little. Because when they’re little, getting their first tooth or taking their first steps are a HUGE deal. But once those firsts were done…I was done. And I should clarify, once those firsts were done with Trenton, I was done. I did a horrible job journaling Jackson and Aidon. Chalk it up to 2nd (and 3rd) kid.
So I’m going to attempt to journal again, starting now. Things like they, things they don’t like, phases they’re going through, etc. I’ll explain when they’re older why there’s a huge journal gap between the ages of 2 and 10.
So. Here we go.
Currently, no other band exists other than Fall Out Boy. We listen to Fall Out Boy in the morning. Fall Out Boy after school. Fall Out Boy before bed. It’s safe to say, I am Fall Out Boy-ed out. He’s still drumming like a boss, especially on his knees or the back of my seat or any flat surface he can tap on. It drives me nuts.
Eating Habits: he’s currently eating everything in sight. Teenage Boy Appetite is no joke. He eats dinner, and then wants a snack. He eats a snack, and wants popcorn. He easts popcorn and tries to get a bowl of cereal. When will it end?!?!
Nickname: Trenton has been known as Bubby to Jackson & Aidon ever since Diary of a Wimpy Kid came out. They rarely call him by his name…unless they’re ticked at him. Which, yeah, actually, that’s a lot of the time too.
Currently, he’s working very hard in school to get good behavior (or 3’s) every day. The year started out a little rough…lots of conferences and notes home. Mainly for talking in class and keeping his hands to himself. But the last 2 months, he’s shown a lot of improvement and even received an award from his teacher for overcoming his “personal” issues. 🙂
Sports Lover: The kid loves to play sports. Any sport. Any game. The problem is that he’s a tad bit competitive. Like, throwing the ball on the ground, yelling Prefanities (it’s the kid version of profanities…not quite bad words, but definitely not what I want him yelling around the playground). Things like, “Jeebus!” and “Son of a bee sting” and “What the frick?!” Lovely. And he wonders why we won’t put him in organized sports just yet.
Doesn’t Like to Flush: Why, God, why?! It’s so simple! Flush. The. Toilet. It’s not hard to push the little silver handle down. It’s not time consuming. It’s not loud or scary. JUST FLUSH IT!!!!! I can’t wait until this phase is over.
Sleeping Buddies: Even though we bought a house with enough rooms for them to each have their own, they would still rather sleep on the floor of Trenton’s room. I think it has to do with the fact that they shared a room until 2013. Even if we put them to bed in their own rooms, they will sneak into Trenton’s room in the middle of the night and go back to bed on the floor. It’s kinda cute, so I just leave that one alone.
Currently, still talking like a baby. Not all of the time, but quite a bit of the time. He has this soft, higher pitched tone of voice he uses around the house, which we refer to as his baby voice. I don’t think he uses it at school or at church, so I’m not sure why it comes out at home. But if I had a dollar for every time I said, “Quit talking like a baby,” I’d have $742.00.
Door Opener: I’ve been trying to teach them good manners and they’ve been opening and closing doors for me. In and out of the house, in and out of the car. Aidon usually opens the door while Jackson stands beside the door and says, “Madam…” I don’t know where they came up with the madam part, but it’s hilarious. It’s NOT hilarious that they only do it for me. Even when there’s an 80 year old woman right behind me at Nordstrom who’s also walking out to her car…and they let the door slam in her face.
Minion Obsessed: Aidon loves minions. He had a Minion Birthday Party and owns pretty much everything that has a minion branded on it. Including a minion jacket that Paul & Corianne got him for Christmas. I think he’s taken it off 6 times since December. And only 1 of those times was so that I could wash it. When the kids were really, really little (maybe even before Aidon was born) I remember thinking that I would never let them own any cartoon clothing. Nothing with cute jungle animals on it or Disney characters…nothing. And now my kid has been wearing the same (stinky) minion jacket for 3 months straight. Oh how times have changed. Now it’s just a win if we’re on time and everyone’s wearing socks.