|At his birthday "party" with friend Alex|
We've been spending some time in OB doctors' offices this month since I've had pre-term labor. Daddy and Strider have been patient with me being on semi-bedrest!
Yesterday when Strider thought about disobeying me and turning the issue into a big battle, he suddenly reconsidered and went along with my instructions. As I was telling him what a good boy he was and how obedient he was, he just looked at me and said “be nice to people!” (We’ve been telling him to be nice to people when he meets strangers in the store, etc) He might not know what “obedient” is, but he’s associated it with being nice!
The other day as I was getting ready to leave the house, we had already said goodbye, and as I was walking down the steps to the door, Strider came running over and said, totally unprovoked, “Bye Mommy – Have a good day!” He picks up the funniest phrases! He’s always teaching me about faith… The other night he woke up in the middle of the night crying. After I went in and held him and then laid him back down, he didn’t calm down like he normally does… kept whimpering a little. So I came back in and all he said to me was “Pray.” So I did, and he stopped crying immediately and went right to sleep!