Phoebe’s Cold

Phoebe has been a little sick for the past week – she had a fever last week and missed a day of school.

Two nights ago, she woke up at 2am crying for us. I went up to check on her and she was pretty hysterical. I tried to calm her down and asked what was wrong.

[Crying] “My leg hurts!”

Me: “Why does your leg hurt?”

P: “Because I’m hungry!” [More crying]

I gave her some water to drink and got her to calm down after a few minutes. We rocked (standing up) and I got her situated back in her bed. I let her know that I would have to shut her door if she couldn’t be quiet. She really likes to have her door open. Once she got comfortable, she looked up at me and said, “Can you leave now, Daddy?”

I was back in my bed within seconds.

Will’s Questions

Last night at bedtime, Will had a series of questions for Danielle. Here are a couple of our favorites:

“Does God know karate? God definitely knows karate. And Jesus knows karate too, but God knows all the commands.”

“Who is more powerful: Dedicek or God?”

“Ask me questions…”

Tonight, like many nights, Will was stalling at bedtime. He has a variety of clever excuses that he routinely uses to keep us around for a few more minutes.  He often appears at the top of the stairs and we head up to see what his latest request is, even though he has already gone through all of his normal bedtime rituals.  Many times he wants you to lay in the bed with him for just a “few more minutes.” Or he wants a drink of water, or has to go “pee pee.” Tonight he wanted to say his prayer(again) and “ask questions.” He wanted me to ask him questions. I asked him “why is the sun yellow and bright?” He replied “the sun is yellow because Jesus or God of the United States of America painted it that color. That is why it is yellow.”   Then I asked “how do you paint?” He replied “you set up your easel, and dip you brushes, and mix the the paint and if you want to paint a nice dinosaur or t-rex for your dad or a unicorn for your mom with a beautiful princess on top, then you do it.” I. LOVE. HIM. XXOO

Bedtime Funnies

Danielle worked today – the first of two in a row for her weekend shifts.  Will, Phoebe and I started our day at the farmer’s market getting the usual:

  • Strawberries
  • Apples + almonds
  • Oranges
  • Kale + spinach

We followed that with a quick car wash, back home for snacks (lunch) and naps.  Then it was off to the new Alga Norte Park for an hour and a half before breakfast-for-dinner (BFD) at IHOP.  Will wanted pancakes.

A late bedtime meant that Will was still awake when Danielle got home.

Funny: he grabbed her eyelids and pulled them up, putting his face close to hers.  With his eyes wide, he said, “You look like a woman!”  This is all in the dark of his room with only a nightlight.  Kid is pretty funny.