I've said it many times before, but I'll say it again: I LOVE AGE FOUR. Over the past few weeks, I've been trying to keep a log of all the funny, sweet, unique, and cute things my little boy has said, but I have to admit, it's been difficult; these days it seems like everything that comes out of his mouth is cute...
Today, I'd like to share my favorites...
Looking at each other in the mirror.
Me: "We've got the same noses, Lewie."
Him: "Yes, but mine has polka-dots." (Of course, he means that he has freckles.)
As he's swinging, "Mommy, the sun is following me."
While looking outside at the fog, "Today's going to be a froggie day."
While taking a bath...
Him: "Mommy, is this my knee shoulder?"
Me: "No, it's your elbow."
While at CVS Pharmacy, pointing to a toy cash register. (Thank you CVS for including a lovely toy section)
Him: "Mommy, can I have this?"
Me: "I don't have the money to buy it right now. Why don't you tell Santa that you want it?"
Him: "Okay, but what if Santa forgets?"
Last week, he developed a very new fascination with The Polar Express. Starting on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving, Lewie found the movie, still in its original packaging, and asked in he could see it. (To be honest, it was given to us as a present, but I forgot about it.) I knew the picture of the train must have fascinated him, but I didn't think he'd actually sit (or stay awake) for the entire movie. Well, let me just say that he did both. My little boy, who had preschool the next day, stayed awake until 11 p.m. watching the movie!
I probably should have insisted that he go to bed, but I was just amazed at how this movie captured his complete and total attention; he was mesmerized! The very next day, he asked if he could see it again and so it was played again and again during the Thanksgiving Day holiday. Then my aunt decided to buy him the soundtrack, and now if he isn't watching the movie, then he's listening to the music in the car over and over again. For those of you who are fans (or have children that are fans), his favorite songs are "The Polar Express" and "Hot Chocolate"--I captured a video of him dancing to his favorite songs before bed.
Yesterday we went to the mall, and Lewie saw Santa. In previous years, he could care less, but this time, he wanted to meet Santa. He wanted to tell him all about The Polar Express. I wasn't planning on having his holiday pictures taken so soon, but hey, when there's an opportunity, especially with kids, you have to take it when it comes.
We met Santa, and sure enough, he told him about watching The Polar Express. When Santa asked him what he wanted for Christmas, Lewie answered confidently, "a cash register." I don't know many boys that ask for a cash register for Christmas, but mine did. I couldn't help but to laugh out loud. I sure hope CVS still has it...after all, Santa can't "forget."