Day 3

Oh great. Di has issued a challenge of posting our daily Christmas countdown activities. I make NO PROMISES! But I will try. 🙂 Now you all have to make comments.
First, I have to record some new Carsonisms before I forget. I remember before I had a talking child, and people would tell me the things their children said at a young age. My head would nod and I would giggle appropriately, but inside I was thinking “Yeah, sure your kid said that. Give me a break.” But I’m telling you…I’m living it now. These things really came out of his little mouth.
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Tonight in the bathtub, he did something and I absentmindedly said:
Me: Good job, Carson! You are so smart.
Carson: Actually, Mom, I’m a jean-luss.
Me: What?
C: I’m a jean-luss.
Me with a smirk: Do you mean a “genius”?
C: Yep! I’m always a “jean-luss”!
Hmm…must have heard that one from one of his grandmas.
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In the car the other day, Carson was talking, partly to himself, partly to me, partly just to hear the hum of his own voice….about something he wants for Christmas. I couldn’t understand what it was he said, so instead I said:
Me: That sounds fun. Where did you see that?
C: On the Christmas internet.
Me: The what?
C: The Christmas internet!
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This morning I made Carson sit still on the couch so I could cut his toenails. He does not like this activity. I have NEVER cut him, but he thinks I’m going to. I think it just feels strange to him. We were just getting started and I had to clip a toe/hangnail. Carson pulls his foot away and looks at me with dagger-eyes.
Carson: MOM. I have to tell you Every. Time. [long dramatic pause] BE! CAREFUL!
Now, onto the Countdown. Tonight was wrapping the little presents for his 3 buddies and making gift tags. Coloring the tags lasted about 10 seconds. Crayons are OLD NEWS, people. Please. Why play with something he’s had access to for 2 years when there are SCISSORS and TAPE, normally the forbidden fruit, within reach? Infinitely more fun.