Big Mac said, “We like fries! Wait. Kins, do we like fries?” And that is a good 60% of their interactions lately. He looks to her to see what he should do so often. I would say 10 of the time he torments her like a proper little brother. And then the remaining 30 he gets to be the boss leading games, or at least offering some resistance.
Yesterday he poked his head out the porch door, saw me in the yard, and yelled, “Mom! You ok?” He was just randomly checking on me. He can be the sweetest little guy.
He starts pre school Tuesday. Over the summer he was excited, then the week before his open house he was nervous and wanted to bag the whole thing. After dragging him to the open house and showing him all the toys in his classroom, he is back to excited. Hope it stays that way. It’ll be the first time he’s been away from me without being with my parents, Laura, or Kins (and that was just once for an hour at ikea).
Kins seems confident about 1st grade. She doesn’t act nervous at all. She is thrilled that she will get 3 recesses and to eat (hahahahaha) lunch there. I am hoping it won’t phase her that she will be there so much longer than last year. I know I am going to miss her like crazy.
Baby Z is 9 months old now! She waves, claps, seems to predictably say “dah!” when she sees dogs, and says dada (unpredictably). She coughs socially, after a long illness in the family. She never had a real cough of her own, but she wanted to fit in. Videos of some of those things below. She is such a mellow girl. She doesn’t cry much and is easy to please. She isn’t sleeping too well overnight, that’s the only thing about her that is at all tough. She’s up 2 or even 3x a night. Working on improving that with some naptime cry it out. She has made a big improvement in her happiness with being in the crib falling asleep for naps and bedtime, still a little crying sometimes, but not much and sometimes not at all. So learning to fall asleep by herself without nursing is about complete. Next, dwindle down time nursing overnight until I just end up picking her up, putting her down again. Wish me luck. I think I was scheming how to get Big Mac to sleep without tons of crying for about 2 years before I ended up weaning him and he slowly improved after that. I don’t seem to be very good at this.
Kins was excited to learn how to play the interstellar theme song. She really liked the movie, not a children’s movie, but she is interested in other planets and the universe related things.