I love the little quirks that come with each stage of the boys' life. It's the random things that seem so unimportant or common at the time. Like when Finn used to pluralize everything. He does not do that anymore, but Calvin does. He said his cubby verse to John yesterday, "Love yours neighbor as yourself". John said "Gosh, he's not going to be doing that for much longer". It's only when you look back on these things that you realize how fleeting that little time was.
Ollie's latest quirk has been picking up jeans off of the floor and hugging them to his face. Here he is a few nights ago, just after his bath, snuggling with an old pair of jeans.
At first I wondered why on earth Ollie would snuggle with jeans, when I slaved over making him handmade blankets. Then my sister and I decided it must be related to the fact that all of those blankets were made with denim pockets and squares:
his first drum blanket
his Popeye blanket
his superhero blanket
Poor Ollie is just a bit confused by it all. He figures that any old pair of jeans is similar enough to one of this blankets:)
Finn's latest quirk occurs at the kitchen table. He eats like a ravenous wolf these days and is always making requests for more food. I ask him what he would like to eat. He responds with something like,"it start with the letter a", trying to make me guess what he wants. It kind of drives me a nuts, playing these mind games. Today he tortured me with "it starts with the letter c..." Then he ran off and delivered me this little note:
Maybe he was too scared to ask me for a cookie out loud. Either way, I was glad that I did not have to read his mind this time!
Calvin's latest quirk is hiding with Finn right before his nap time.
In the same exact hiding place every single day.
Behind the couch.
And they think it is just hysterical that I try to tag their feet with my yardstick, under the couch. I guess it's becoming our strange little ritual.
They might be weirdos, but they are my little weirdos. And I will always remember these stages with the fondest of memories.