Thursday, May 27, 2010


This is my special friend Isaac. I picked him up on Tuesday morning and brought him back to my house to hang out with me while his mom did some shopping and running errands. You see I've seen him in action at the grocery store with three other siblings in tow and I gotta tell you, that Erin (the mom) is one patient little person. He does just about what every other 3 year old does. Let's just say he doesn't like shopping... well he might like it but when he doesn't get what he wants... you know the rest of the story.
So at that moment I said to myself, when I get a chance I'm going to have him come to my house and let Erin have a break to get some serious shopping done.
It was really quite fun. I felt like a grandma. Am I that old? Unfortunately yes I am. I had lots of fun new things for him to play with. Bubbles, a guy with a helmet and a four wheeler, crayons and a coloring book. Those items are "grandma" stuff. We threw sticks in the river and watched Zoe jump in after them. I showed him the water and we talked about falling off the dock and how cold it would be to land in the water. And I explained to him that if he fell in I would have to jump in after him and the water is so cold right now I would probably have a heart attack, then there wouldn't be anybody to help me and we would really be in a mess. Not sure if he caught all of that. He wanted to test his independnce. I was up on the back patio planting flowers when all of a sudden he flew down the hill onto the dock. I thought , OK I'm going to remain calm, I called to him "Remember what we talked about, not too close to the edge" He said "OK Kaarla". I love his little voice. He didn't get too close, threw the pine cone in and ran back up the hill where I was. Now if that had been me at age 20 something I would have freaked thinking he would fall into the water yadda yadda yadda, but I wanted him to feel independent. Now I know that doesn't always happen, kids don't really listen to what you tell them most of the time but I think it helped us build a better bond between the two of us. He just wanted to see what he could do.
He didn't want to leave when him mom came to pick him up so he stayed alittle while longer. Watching TV he got pretty tired and decided it was time to go.
I was alittle beat after he left and had to lie down myself. I guess I was on my toes watching that little guy. All in all it was a good day and I have a great little friend named Isaac.
I can't wait for him to come again.

1 comment:

Erin said...

I asked him what he wanted to do today and he said, " with Karla!"