From Daddy: He really enjoyed his swimming class last weekend! Click above or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5e_yVq6qY4 to watch.
From Daddy: He’s been wanting a hair color for weeks. We were busy two weeks ago and we visited the cemetery last week with Goo-Poo, Vickie Goo-Goo, and Adrienne Goo-Goo, so we didn’t have the time.
Last night, on the way to a fundraiser at Mommy’s school, I stopped by to make an appointment for 9:30 the following morning. (At the fundraiser, over $22,000 was raised for science curriculum equipment.)
This morning, we walked to the salon. On the way, he asked if I would like to spend two months in space.
I told him that I didn’t want to.
He asked why.
I said that I would miss him and Mommy.
He said, “It would be okay” if he spent two months in space, “as long as it was not one year.”
I e-mailed Yeah-Yeah and Ngen-Ngen about the haircut, and they joined us. We played and then walked to Sheng Kee Bakery (or “Shane Keep” as I sent an auto-corrected e-mail to Mommy). After snacks, we walked to Cricket Wireless to show the grandparents their coverage map that he loves. It hangs on the wall and he likes to lay on their beanbags to gaze at it.
Later, he joined Mommy at preschool to play and then we had a playdate and dinner with friends.
I asked him if he wanted to go to McDonald’s this weekend and he declined. (Funny though, at the salon this morning, Google Now anticipated the possibility of our going and estimated the drive to have been fifteen minutes from the salon.)
Then I asked him if he wanted a haircut this weekend and he agreed. I asked when he preferred, and he replied, “Three, slash, twenty-two, slash, fifteen!” Yup, he meant 3/22/2015 which would be today.
Then I asked what he might want to do in terms of a playdate, and he suggested the friends that we visited tonight.
Mid-day was his swimming class. There was an evaluation in the beginning of the class with an unfamiliar teacher. We don’t know the result.
(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCMinQkLL8c to watch the evaluation)
We had our first dental appointment. He was great!
He’s been wanting to visit the dentist ever since watching “The Dentist” episode of Peppa Pig last year.
(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ngdh9YJM8i0 to watch “The Dentist”)
Wednesday before Last
We were supposed to show spirit by joining the “Walking School Bus” to school. He was a little confused by the idea but decided to leave early because he preferred to play before school than walk to it. So we drove.
From Daddy: Two weeks ago, he announced that he was ready to sleep without pull-up diapers. He wore one for a final night and then without even since! He’s only wet his bed one night ever since, a ratio rivaling his best with pull-ups. Great job!
After a weeding session in the backyard, the boy and I enjoyed Egg McMuffins at McDonald’s.
Then we visited the cemetery with visiting family. Then we shopped at Home Depot for more gardening stuff.
(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scNQ0an4FN4 to see the deep-end segment of yesterday’s swimming class)
From Daddy: Here are words of wisdom from the Coach at his school for when there is a conflict on the playground:
YOU can work it out:
- RO SHAM BO
- Use an “I Statement”
- Find a different game
- Use the Peace Path
- Talk to a junior coach or peer mediator
- Talk to an adult
Three Years Ago
(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1egrgzmNW4 to watch him and Grandma on the car)
He and I went to Home Depot to run an errand, and then to Serramonte for lunch. He was being mysterious about what he wanted and I went for it. Somehow, he claims, he lost the words to describe pizza (it has something with a “B” in it, he said, which in fact with “b” for “bread” like pizza crust), which I got for him, for which I probably would not have agreed to go to Serramonte had I known that he meant pizza.
After he ate, he said, “I’ll be at the fire!”
I convinced him to sit with me while I finished lunch by letting him play with my phone. Then we spent time near the fireplace in the food court.
Afterward, on the way home, I drive by the basketball court at Sunset Playground. I noticed the court was available, so we played Around the World (he beat me) and then Ga-Ga and Di-Di joined us.
(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4WJzfd9LTEQ to watch the swimming class)
One Month Ago
While shopping at Target in Colma to replace his backpack (now with a big hole), he found these globes.
His latest passion is geography and he really wanted one. I suggest that we could find a bigger, better one (because I had secretly been thinking about getting him one). He said, “That’s okay; this will keep me company.” Eventually, I convinced him to wait and we bought a 20-inch inflatable globe that he enjoys, throws, catches, etc.
One Year Ago
Two Years Ago
Six Years Ago
From Daddy: He wore his new Chinese jacket to school yesterday for the annual Spring Festival at school. He likes his jacket and in the video above he practiced ninja moves in it (or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkib444bPaw). At before school, he played handball in it (click below or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xZIw_DgE0s).
By the time of the festival, he warmed up and removed his jacket.
The festival was fun. There were games, snacks, and crafts. He was most interested in the games.
(Click https://www.youtube.com/watch?edit=vd&v=jis3oOh0ObE to watch him bowl. He needed two attempts to win. He won a pencil.)
(Click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9uK7Q8cFkt8 to watch his throw. He succeeded twice. Two pencils.)
(Click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAJzmCBrjjg to watch other throwing games.)
(click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVYlUTHo3qo this looks like a board game reminiscent of a game that his Goo-Goo’s and I played as kids)
Though snacks interested him too!
He later said that he was surprised to see me attend but that he was glad that we could be together.
This morning, we enjoyed some Egg McMuffins at McDonald’s. Also, we read the menu and wanted to try a bacon, egg, and cheese biscuit. The egg was more of a folded omelet, not the psuedo-poached whole egg of the McMuffin, and he didn’t prefer that part. He liked the rest those.
When we returned home, we watched the latest episode of The Amazing Race “#MurphysLaw” online before going to his swimming lesson.
This evening, we enjoyed a walk down to Irving Street before dinner.
Five Years Ago
(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2N7w697COFo to see him drum on his alphabet mat)
Six Years Ago
From Daddy: We had a playdate at Sunnyside Playground today. This was out first time there, and he found a great new place to train for American Ninja Warrior. Click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bxrYlQUD28 to watch. He failed his challenges, but maybe next time.
After a hiatus due to bad traffic and travel to see Grandpa, we finally made it back to swimming class.
(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRFWRXX5DwQ to watch him jump in the pool)