“I am,” said I

“L.A.’s fine, the sun shines most of the time
The feeling is laid back
Palm trees grow and the rents are low
But you know I keep thinking about
Making my way back”

–Neil Diamond

Of course 3B held off on his biggest trick until we were back from the OC, where he got to see an uncle, aunts, cousins, a great uncle, great aunts, cousins once removed…or wait, is that second cousins, or are those Shakespearean cousins…?

Oh sure, Mama and I got to catch up with most of my six loyal readers, who also happen to be family to us too, but we all know who they were coming to see and it wasn’t Mama or me. OK, they were actually coming to see Mama as well as 3B. What can I say? They grew up with me, or rather, I grew up with them, since I’m the youngest, so they’re pretty much done with me.

So, while everyone oohed and aahed over 3B and Mama, I had plenty of me time. Speaking of me time, 3B unveiled his big trick today at naptime. When we put him in his crib, there’s usually some sort of protest about “You can’t play with any toys! No! You have to go to sleep!” Today, however, after Mama put him in his crib to sleep, he said, “I don’t want anything I want!”

Later tonight, he repeatedly used “I” correctly. Well, you know, sort of…since what he really meant at naptime was “I can’t have anything I want.” But still, it’s close enough that he’s one shiny shirt away from being a rock star.

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  • Really, we wanted to see you too. At least you kept your cookies down in the car.

  • Cookies weren’t the problem; donuts were.

  • …ahhhh…Neil.

    Neil makes it all better…he always does…

  • Obviously he doesn’t like the sound of being alone either. How can he dream of being a king, if he won’t lie down and take a nap?

    My younger daughter especially liked when he would announce that, “The baby is crying!” Smart mama didn’t respond.

  • L-P: Yes. Yes he does.

    KMoo: Mama is smart like that. She’s the brains of this outfit.