Hyperactiveness: Is it an inherited trait??
Or is my son just a normal three year old? Not that I'm obsessing over it; just something to think about. Ok, and maybe I'll start worrying :lol: But I think he's pretty normal.
We're talking about Lucas here. Whenever he drinks from a straw, he must chew it. Cobi's comes out perfectly normal, no chew marks.
Sometimes when he talks, he has a habit of clenching his jaw, and making like he's chewing.
Ya think I should get him some gum?
The thing is, I KNOW this was me when I was a toddler. Ever since I can remember, I had "itchy toes". Couldn't go to sleep because my nerves were so jumpy, and I guess they had to come out through the valley between my big toe and second toe. My poor mom! She took me to a number of naturopathic doctors to get the 'bug' out of me, and really it never left. God, if Lucas has to go through these extreme fits of energy like I did, I feel so bad for him. Maybe I'll take him out more so he can run around and release it that way.
When I look at him, I see myself. Hyper, jabber jaws, curious, gotta touch everything, skinny little kid.
So anyway, today we took a trip to the mall to return some gift clothes that we received, but Mika grew out of :shock: this is one big baby. DH's cousin and Pam gave us SO many hand me downs, we can dress another set of twins, I kid you not... hopefully, we can use the credits from the returns to dress Mika in clothes she wants, once she develops an opinion of what she wants (Hopefully it won't be red and white striped tights with a peter pan sheath and orange hat). Cobi and LUcas did well walking through the mall... except for when we walked into stores!!! ROFL, DH had to wait outside with them while I made the exchanges. I got SO SO SO po'd at them while we were in Neiman Marcus. Near the entrance, there were these cosmetic/travel bags lines up, and some of them were cylindrical- perfect for curious little boys! They just HAD to touch them, right? Grrrrrrr... how can you get mad, though? these displays are SO tempting to little hands! I growled at DH:
:evil: YOU TAKE THEM OUT and I'll met you by the fish!
So, he did. It was like that pretty much through the entire mall. Before NM, we hit Baby Gap... I told them to wait w/ DH while I went to make the exchange (there are plants and benches everywhere, so there is always something to look at), but apparently Cobi went ballistic after I left, ran off looking for me, and turned back on the verge of crying because I was nowhere in sight. Poor kid.
I tried to find them some cute Nemo things, but ya know, there are none? Actually, I was looking for a good Nemo story book, but was looking at the Disney Store- they don't have any yet.
At the end of the trip, DH said, "They're not quite ready for the mall, are they." :upsidedown:
So the rest of the day went smoothly... we ran some errands after lunch. Cobi tagged along w/ me to the pet store and we dropped Lucas and DH off at the playground. I'm determined to spend some quality time with them one on one... they're going to start school soon (SOON! Fall 2004!) and I want to get to know them better as individuals. Plus, they are SO much easier when they're alone, instead of with their partner in crime.
Nothing too interesting at the pet store, but C insisted on coming with me. We saw a dragon Goby, which looked a bit like a snake (hence the name?) and mice.
Now, someone please tell me why would anyone want to BUY a mouse? If you want one, come to my backyard, there are supposedly a couple who are eating the bait, but not getting trapped, according to the pest control guy.
Speaking of pests, I guess I didn't empty the pool completely last night and this morning I found a dead baby gecko in it :puke: :cry: DH said it probably got thirsty and fell in. YUCK.
Anyway, long day over, no naps for the guys (luckily DH took them to the ILs as he had to pick something up to fix his 'puter). I'm off to do my reading.
Hey, that's another thing I've noticed lately. Of the 3 or 4 books I've read in the past 2 months, 2 of them deal with twins. Weird. What's it about twins... I'd love to write something about twins, I just have to think about what exactly.
Interviews with Cobi and Lucas
Who's your best friend: Ummm, you! Mommy!
What's your favorite fish: Ummm, Mr. Ray! (from Finding Nemo)
Who's your favorite train: Ummmm, Arry and Bert
What are you getting for your birthday: Lucas wants the yellow crane. I want the gray crane. And Bertram.
What's your favorite toy: My new tools!
What's your favorite food: CHOCOLATE!
Where's your favorite place to go: PEARLRIDGE! (That's the mall)
Who's your best friend: Ummmmm, MIKA!
What's your favorite fish:
Who's your favorite train: JAMES. You know, James is the red engine and Diesel 10 chases him and goes PINCHY PINCHY.
What's your favorite toy: MY tools!
What are you getting for your birthday: PETER SAM! :? (I had no idea...)
Anyway, Cobi and Lucas turn 3 in about 2 weeks. We just ordered the Roundhouse Set for them. I can't wait to set it up when they go to sleep on the 23rd and wake up to the new trains! Their train table is in the tool shed, as they were misbehaving on it- jumping off the table, putting water cups on- now that it's been away for a couple of months, I hope they're ready!
Mika. She's just rolling everywhere now! One end of the room to the other! Roll, roll, roll. It's pretty neat, especially since she wasn't rolling last week! She's sleeping right now, but will be awake to eat soon.
All of us woke up late today. The boys didn't nap yesterday... DH took us for ice cream in Waikiki. I wish we could do these things more often! After we parked our car, we took a stroll to the Duty Free Galleria. They have a HUGE fish tank with a winding staircase, so you can walk with the fish. It was pretty neat. They sure have a lot of manta rays in there.
We walked around a bit more, and then stopped at the Cold Stone ice creamery. I'd say their ice cream is OK... nothing spectacular, IMO.
And that's about all that's been going on! DH goes back to work in 2 weeks :( Both my parents are going to be travelling during C and L's birthdays, so we have to set their little party for August 2nd, or so!