Friday, March 19, 2010

First day of School (again)

Kai had his first day of school last week. Okay, his 4th ¨first day of school¨ in this last year (and 4th school), but this was his first real first day of school. You know, when all the other kids are crying and screaming for their parents too. Yes, it was glorious and my kid put up a good fight, I didn’t know whether to be embarrassed or proud. All in all he did better his next day and I think he really does like it even if he is not running in to the arms of his teachers every day yet. The first couple weeks we sent him every day so he could get used to it but now we will only do 3 days a week. It is great for him as he is the type that NEEDS to be around other people and loves other kids and it will really help him with his Spanish. When I asked him how it was his first day he said: ¨Good. The bad guy took the ball and a kid kissed me.¨Sweet.

Not Yet!

A few weeks ago I was putting on make-up and Kai asked me what I was doing and I told him and then he asked why and I told him it was ¨to look pretty¨. So, a few days later he looked at my eyes (that had eye shadow--not something that happens every day here in the jungle humidity) and he said ¨You look pretty mom?¨ So, association made.

Fast forward to this morning:

Scene: Kai on toilet, me brushing my hair in front of mirror.
Kai: Mom, you make, you pretty mom?
Me: Thank you sweety, that is so nice of you (taking it as a compliment).
Kai: No momma, you not pretty yet (points to counter---and make-up).

I about died laughing!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Kinda Like Daddy

A while back I was putting Kai to bed and, while being his crazy active self, he accidently hit me in the face and it kinda hurt. I didn´t make a big deal about it because I knew it was an accident, but I did let him know that it hurt and he needs to be careful. We said prayers and in the prayers we asked God to help my face feel better. About 20 minutes after I said goodnight I heard crying from his room so I went in to check on him. I asked him what was wrong and this is how the conversation went:

Me: Kai what´s wrong?
Kai: I hurt your face (crying)
Me: Kai, its okay, Mommy feels all better. Remember when you prayed and asked God to help me feel better?
Kai: Yeah?
Me: Well, God listens to your prayers and he made me feel better.
Kai: Yeah (less skeptical)
Me: Did you know God hears your prayers and answers them? You prayed and he answered...isn´t that wonderful! (trying to sound very excited and unhurt so he would understand)
Kai: Yeah, I prayed!
Me: Yes, and God heard you.
Kai: Yeah (very excited now) I´m kinda like Daddy!
Me: (heart melting) Yes sweetie, you are.