Thing Two got a hit his first time up at bat in his first tee ball game this week. I posted a video of it on Facebook, and our friend Greg, a sports editor, enjoyed the video. He said to tell Thing Two that he hit that ball so hard he tattooed it! Greg always wants to know the boys’ responses to his jokes, anecdotes or messages, so I recorded this one.
As much as I love that the boys are getting old enough to play more grown up games, I’ll be sad when the Mouse Trap phase of life is over.
So, Thing Two has been asking me tonight to sing the song I sang to him “10 days ago, or maybe last week.”
“You know, Mom, it had a sort of low tone and a nice beat, and you kept hitting your leg to keep the beat..”
“I sang it in my head all day after that. Will you sing it again?”
We listen to a lot of music around here, and we’ve been particularly fond of a Stevie Wonder Pandora station lately. The possible options here made for quite a long list. (I was sure it was going to end up being “Lean On Me,” but nope.)
Well, I’m thrilled that it ended up being this song — one of the all-time greats. Thing Two and I had a nice dance around the living room this evening, singing it to each other and making up dance moves and hand motions.
There are cheerleaders at this Upward game. Here’s what my 9-year-old just said: “They’re so tall and cute and pretty. I just want to kiss them.” Heaven help us all.
Look who lost his second front tooth!
The other one is a similar picture of his brother, from May 2010.
Thing Two has lost his third tooth. It’s also the second (out of the three) to be lost during a wrestling match with his brother. Now, the tooth was LONG past ready to come out (I think it had been loose for five or six weeks — he said he wanted it to come out at school, on Halloween). But still, is that the best way for it to come out? My suggestion was to perhaps not engage in wrestling matches when trying to protect loose teeth.
At least he didn’t swallow this one.