Thursday, March 30, 2006

You want computer. You want. You want. You're mad, mad, mad.

I’ve shown Noah some things on the computer that he really enjoys watching. Over and over and over again. And then crying when it’s time to stop. This of course also means that every time I take a glance at my email or intend to jot down a blog entry, he starts squawking to play with the computer. I’m a freakin’ genius.

Mark had fun at the Extreme Makeover: Home shoot. The crowd was electric and he felt he was a part of something. Of course that something was heavily branded by Dewey construction and Sears. Anyway, he was glad he went. And we already caught a long glimpse of him on our local news coverage of the event. I can’t wait to see if he turns up on the show. It’s scheduled to air April 30 – keep your eyes open for a really tall guy in a Drexel T shirt.

The weather here is heavenly. Yesterday afternoon we went to the park and had a chance encounter with Noah’s posse – Frannie and Tripp. It was just too nice NOT to be at the park. After dinner we took a walk to the library and the liquor store – we ran out of Noah’s brand of Tequila. Today Mark’s Dad and his wife are coming to visit and I’ve requested they meet us at the park rather than the house. It’ll be nice for them to see him climbing and voyaging about rather than just stuck inside gazing out the window with longing in his heart.

Noah has become quite the climber. He can clamber up into just about any chair. It makes me proud and scares the crap out of me. Of course I’ll probably be saying that about Noah for the next forty years of my life. The thought of it makes me proud and scares the crap out of me.


patrice said...

jack's big music show or whatever! they are the ones that got that meow-meow-meow song stuck in my head. I just sat here for 10 minutes trying to find that song on their website.

he's a climber! so glad the weather's getting better. I can't wait to go to a park with you guys - sometime soon, right?

Carol said...

Gee - I wonder where he got that stubborn streak!!! Yes - you are a freakin genius, and yes, you will be saying that for the next 20 years at least.

OldMotherHubbardSharesAll said...

My son is now a police officer - I'm so proud of him and yet it scares.........

Actually sometimes the hardest thing in the world for a mom is to allow thier little ones to climb and explore because we are afraid they will fall (and they will) but I've yet to meet a functional adult that didn't fall as a child! Keep up the good job mommy - and sometimes you may need to close yours eyes TIGHT!

lonna said...

Climbing is really scary. Ethan likes to swoop in and stop Dermot from climbing because he wants to keep him safe. I like to give him a chance to see how much he can handle. Dermot is actually pretty good now at knowing what he can do and what he can't. He still falls once in a while, but they're not usually too bad. I have found that he's very careful about where he puts his foot at each step and he gets down when he knows it's beyond him. As scary as it is for us as parents to watch them climb things, they learn such important lessons about trusting us and themselves.

Thanks for the websites, by the way. We have really only shown Dermot the Booh-Bah website, Higgly town heroes, and Sesame Street. We have to do all of those. The sites you list are things that Dermot can do. That sounds like fun.