Sunday, November 07, 2010

Benji Post

First Day of Preschool
Tricycle Gang

This year's pumpkin pick.

New favorite hat.

I thought I'd post some recent pictures of Ben for those of you who've forgotten what he looks like. Hehe. Poor little guy has been suffering from a bit of middle-forgotten child syndrome. Lately he's been pretty clingy with his mommy, like he isn't perhaps getting all the attention he wants. Can't imagine why.
Well, Ben started preschool in September. We are so proud (and appreciative of the break!). He goes on Tuesday to the Early Intervention Preschool as a peer student. Basically, he spends two hours there talking the poor teachers' ears off instead of mine, and apparently being wildly entertaining in the process. His teacher informed me that he insists on being called Benji, not Ben or Benjamin. And every time I pick him up he is on the mini-tramp, jumping like crazy and yelling his ABC's. Wow. I think I need a mini-tramp.
Ben is really a sweet kid. He is so cute. The other day he told me he wanted to go on a date with me. I took him to the dollar store and to get a root beer float...and he told me, "Mom, we have to hold hands. We're on a date, so we have to hold hands!" I admit that it melted my cold, hard heart a little. And someday, when he is too embarassed to let me drop him off at school, or be seen by his friends...I'll have that memory to look back on.
He loves the babies, and is always trying to "help" me. Sometimes this is helpful, but sometimes it is not as helpful as you would imagine. The other morning I heard one of the babies crying on the baby monitor, but didn't want to get out of bed, so I was ignoring him. After a few minutes I heard a rustling noise, and then Ben came into my room and started rummaging around. I asked him what he was doing, and he said, "I need a pacifier!" He found one, and then went back into his room, where I heard, over the baby monitor, "come on, Jackson, suck it! Just suck on it!" Shortly followed by the end of the crying. Ben then got back in bed and I didn't hear from him for another hour.
Ben loves to ride his tricycle, read books and run from one end of the house to the other. He's learning to do so many things, and we are so proud of him.