Boy, it is really hitting me today how Charlie is growing up! We spent the morning going through his clothes, with him telling me what he liked and didn’t like, and moving his everyday clothes and pajamas into the bottom drawers of his dresser so he can reach them to dress himself. Just yesterday I was forcing him to dress himself, because he was being lazy and wanted me to dress him, and today he picked out an outfit and brought it downstairs. “Does this match?” he asked me before he got dressed.
At the library today he picked out 2 chapter books for me to read to him at nighttime. Chapter books! Can you believe it? The entire time we were sitting in the story time room with Ms. Beth reading, I held Charlie in my lap and squeezed him so hard. I won’t be taking him to story time much longer.
Yesterday a friend of mine with a little girl the same age as Charlie posted pics of kindergarten registration. This made me think, “I guess I should check on kindergarten registration.” So I did, when we got home from story time. And it’s next week. Next week! I haven’t taught him all of the letter sounds yet!
Then this afternoon when the kids sat down for a few minutes to watch cartoons while I vacuumed the floors, Charlie walked by me and said, “I’m going to my room. It’s too noisy down here.” WHAT? I thought I would have a heart attack. I just nodded my head.
I went up a few minutes later to take him a bowl of popcorn, and this is what I found:
I didn’t really know what to do when I found his door closed. Do you knock on a 4-year old’s door, or just walk in, holding out your bowl of popcorn?
I ended up compromising by knocking while I opened the door. I think I will take that approach until he moves out of the house, which will be tomorrow.