So that I remember these:
I was trying to get the house picked up and I told Becks "to pick up the REST of the toys," and he said, "MOM. I am NOT a rest boy!" That finally clicked one day when I realized what he was talking about. I guess he constantly hears: Eat the rest of your food, pick up the rest of your trains, clean up the rest of your mess, etc.
Apparently his status on the matter has changed. Today he told me that, yes, in fact he IS a rest boy. As in, " I want the rest of your fruit snacks."
He also said to me the other day, holding a microwave popcorn packet close to his chest, that, "if I didn't make this popcorn for him his heart would break into a million pieces." Well Becks, that's just a chance I'm gonna have to take. Whatever. I ended up making the popcorn for him. Mom's a sucker.
A while back Eva gave a talk in Primary and did a fantastic job. Beckham - being the energetic new Sunbeam sitting on the front row, made sure he let Eva know he was watching her. He started yelling out her name, waving his arms back and forth to try to get her attention as she started her talk. She glanced up at him and smiled but realized that she was going to have to focus on her talk. When she kept ignoring him, he stood up on the chair and kept waving saying her name over and over and leaning in to try to get right in her face. At the very end, as Eva was sitting down, he yelled out enthusiastically, "Good Job Eva!" and he ran up to her chair and gave her a high five. Oh what love!
A few weeks later Beckham gave his first talk in primary. As I asked him if he was ready he said yes and walked right up to the podium. I started to read the talk we had written, but before I could begin, he just reached up into the mic and started talking to the whole primary - randomly and about absolutely nothing. He said something like, "We can all obey if you want to come over sit here Jesus would be happy my house...." Even though everyone was laughing at him, he didn't seem to be bothered by it. He would have just kept going and going if I hadn't stopped him and had him start following me on the talk. It was eye opening to me to see that this kid had no fear of speaking- especially as he was under the impression that he just had to get up there and go for it on his own!
And little Ethan. Our neighbors were having a garage sale and the kids were so excited to go over and spend a little money that was burning a hole in their pockets. I walked over to see what they were getting - Ethan had bought a book. Great! I love buying books at garage sales!
I turned it over to look at the cover and their was a picture of a beach and a sandcastle. Then as I glanced at the title I realized that what he had in fact purchased was a cheap romance novel. This for some reason struck me so funny I started to laugh out loud. Do you ever laugh AT your kids, and not With them? I did.
Our neighbor said she thought it was odd that he would want that book, but thought that it might have been something he was getting me for my birthday. (Just for the record - I DO NOT read romance novels.....unless you count Twilight, and then, yes, I do.)