Saturday, February 4, 2012

Just BE and me

I got a chance to spend some one on one time with my little blue elephant this week.
we went to steak n' shake for lunch.
oh, how that BE makes me laugh!
The server came to the table.
BE: "Hi! I'm J and this is my mama! I'd like juice and TWO grilled cheese. One for me, and one for my MAMA!"
And he smiled his most winning smiled and waited for her to do his bidding.
I laughed, ordered juice and water, and told BE i didn't know what i wanted to eat, yet.
Yes, you guessed it. I'm a sucker. We both ordered grilled cheese.
(And it was GOOD!)
We colored.
A giraffe family, complete with a Mama, Daddy, and boy and girl. The boy was named Spots. The girl was named Giraffe. (original, buddy.)
We talked.
That is to say, I asked questions and he answered them.
He still loves homeschool. He likes the "games" we play the best. (mental note: more versions of games as we learn!)
He still wants to be a firefighter (and NOT get married) when he grows up.
He wants to drive the firetruck, and help make sure the water comes out correctly.
I told him he has to be good at math for that, and he stared at me like I had 3 heads.
Of course he would be good enough at math. Duh, Mama.
When we had eaten our grilled cheese, I ordered BE a strawberry sundae for dessert.
He loved it.. but he had to figure out how to get to the strawberry topping at the bottom of the cup.
Challenge? Not for my little BE!
He dug a "groundhog burrow" into the ice cream and reached the strawberries.
He also decided that since that day it was Thursday, the dessert should be a "strawberry Thursday"... and told the server as much when she came back with the bill.
He also looked her right in the eye and said with all the enthusiasm his little body could bear "HAPPY GROUNDHOG DAY!!"
Ah, my BE.
If anyone ever worries about the socialization aspect of homeschool, i invite you to have a conversation with my Blue Elephant. It's sure to be memorable!
I loved my time with BE.
I love my Elephants!

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