Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Funny Peter!

Last night as we were putting the kids to bed David crawled in Peter's bed and pretended to sleep. I played along and got in Abby's bed. So Peter came over and tucked us in, turned the lights off, and as he closed the door said, "goodnight, sweet dreams." David started to pretend cry and Peter promptly came back in, turned the lights on and tried to comfort us. He decided in order to comfort us he would read us a book. He picked up a book and "read" us a story about a boy named Peter who went out in the snow and got a Christmas tree. It was so cute the way he looked at the pages, and turned them as he spoke. Next he said he would sing us a song. He sang the alphabet song, and said, it was time for bed. This time as he left the room he said, good night, don't let the bed bugs bite." Then he turned off the lights. ( I really don't know where he comes up with some of the stuff he says. I make a conscious effort not to say don't let the bed bugs bite, because I think it is creepy. I also abstain from other creepy childhood rituals and songs like London bridges falling down.) Anyway, we cried again, and again he came back in. Each time this happened David would say something Peteresqe like, "I'n not sleepy anymore, I need a snack, I don't like my bed, I'n scared..." And each time Peter would come in and comfort us and explain that the shadows are from the letters and there aren't any ghosts, and the bat sounds can be explained by the "wind noises" outside. It was all very revealing and hilarious. Peter took this role reversal very seriously. He was so funny!

Honestly, I was shocked that he could participate in what I considered sophisticated role play. He totally went into character, without prompt, and did not come out. He was kind, but firm. Also, I had no idea that he was afraid of bats or the shadow from the wooden P above his bed, I also didn't realize how rational he could be in dismissing these fears and comforting others.

Abby was a little confused by our little pageant. I think she just wanted me to get out of her bed. She eventually just climbed in with me.

It was pretty funny, and when it came time to go back to our original roles, Peter went to bed without much fight.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Happy Birthday Peter

Peter had a pirate party this weekend. This is him with all his friends getting ready for a treasure hunt.

Here is the loot.
Peter woke up this morning and told me he was ready to have more fun with his friends.
We love out little guy! He has brought an immeasurable amount of joy and laughter into our home.

This is Peter's first train ride.

Lately Peter has become quite the little actor. He pretends to cough and sneeze, and says he needs medicine. He pretends to sleep, he has a pretty great snore (sometimes with his eyes open). And his most recent role has been the hiccups, which he believes will earn him soda.
We love you Peter!

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Peter the dragonfly and Abby the Butterfly.