We are having quite a time here in Oklahoma. It’s been too long since we were home, and we are lucky to be able to spend a couple of weeks here this time. We have spent lots of time with family and friends. Last week, we dragged Davey from place to place for about 4 days in a row. I finally realized that all these get togethers might not be quite as fun for him, although he had a great time with young friends at a couple of them. He’s had a few “loki” (low-key) days now, and he is very happy to be spending time with his cousin.
I love to listen to him ask his cousin questions. She is 10, and so he looks to her for wisdom in many things kid-related. I wish I could think of a good example. It’s cute to listen to.
Tonight, I was talking to him before he went to sleep. This is when we have some of our best talks. He was telling me about a friend who had fussed at him at school. (He will tell me stories about things that happened months ago as if they had happened only yesterday. It can be hard to keep up!) Anyway, the friend said something to him that I thought was a little unkind, so I told him he should tell her (if it happened again) that he was doing the best that he could, and that she should mind her own business. He said, “well, I can tell her that I am doing the best I can, but she will get TERRIFYINGLY CRAZY if I tell her to mind her own business”.
I had to write that down. It definitely caught me off guard! He can be quite dramatic.
So we are enjoying a few more days here in Oklahoma. I get to see my grandparents every day which has been great. Tomorrow, I am meeting friends whom I have known since elementary school – some since kindergarten. I am looking forward to it. Friday David is having a mini-reunion of sorts with friends from his high school class. It’s his 30 year class reunion this year. Yikes.