An Afternoon with Owen

The other day, I picked Owen up from Pre-K. When we arrived at home I proceeded to look through his folder and admire all of his hard work.

“Owen, did you cut these squares out yourself?”

“Yes! Yes, I did!”

“Well, that is awesome! I am so proud of you!”

“AND, I didn’t even chop of any fingers! See?” He proceeds to show me both hands with his fingers extended.

Well, that is even more fantastic, Buddy!

He was done looking through his papers and was ready to move on to the next thing.

“Can I paint?”

“Sure. Now let me think where I put the paint for you.” Because for some reason, I keep craft supplies in two different locations. I mean why on earth would you keep things in one central location? I think I just like to confuse myself.

But have no fear. Owen to the rescue! “I know where you keep them!”

“You do?”

“Yep. They’re in the basement with all the monsters.”

Most definitely!

So, after a full morning of school, painting, lunch, and playing his brother’s DS, Owen informed me he might want to take a nap. Owen is four and naps at this point can be kind of tricky. If he takes one, but sleeps to long, good luck getting him to go sleep that night. And if he doesn’t take one, but needs a nap, good luck dealing with him that night. But by ALL means if a child is telling me they feel like they need a nap, they are going to get a nap! He, however, is suddenly realizing I am going to tell him to put Griffin’s DS away.

“I mean, I’ll need a nap a little later. I am good right now.” Y-A-W-N

“All right, Peanut, you are obviously tired. Let’s go.”

Nope. Not budging.

“I’ll make a tent you can sleep in.”

Zoom. Off to bed he went…
and before I knew it…

off to sleep he went.

And yes, somewhere under that pile of covers is a sleeping boy!

Only At My House…

Jana

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