Update on Spencey – poor kid has Hand, Foot & Mouth (again) and an ear infection. Double whammy. He had HFM in early September so I kept him out of school for a month and a half. I send him back and he’s got it again within a week. I know he got it at school because the teacher emailed last week that there was another confirmed case in his class. ugh. Dr. Walley looked in his mouth and he’s got sores on the back of his throat and it’s all over his bottom. Then he’s also got an ear infection in his right ear. We got some amoxycillin and he’ll hopefully be feeling better soon. Now let’s all cross our fingers that Maxwell doesn’t get HFM just in time for Thanksgiving.
This is about how good Spencey feels…
Update on Maxwell – he’s a great kid. We had his parent/teacher conference yesterday and Ms. Betsy just had all good things to say about him. She said he could probably run the class for her! 🙂 She did say that, like everyone in the class, he’s still learning how to take turns, especially when it comes to taking turns with his beloved bucket firetruck! She kind of made a joke that she knows ALL about the firetruck pjs, books, etc. at our house! She said that, developmentally, Maxwell is right on target and is just a joy to have in class. yay!
A few other things about Maxwell right now that I want to remember…
From the kid that coined the term “mexaurant” for mexican restaurant, I give you “hanitizer” for hand sanitizer. Just call him Maxwell Webster’s Brown!
His favorite phrase lately is “you know” and he tacks it on to the end of a lot of sentences. “I really don’t have a big backhoe loader, you know.” It’s funny.
He thinks all potatoes are called sweet potatoes. He says he wants some “sweet potato chips” when he’s talking about normal potato chips and then, this weekend, he was playing with “Mr. Sweet Potato Head”. It’s just too cute to correct.
The other day he ran into the other room to get something but before he left he turned to me and said, “Momma, I’ll be back lickety-split!” ha!
As of last night, he’s developed a new trick – climbing in and out of his crib. Oh boy! I asked him if he just wanted to start sleeping in his big boy bed and he said no. He loves his crib and that’s fine with me! Bedtime has also gotten much more pleasant since we stopped doing “pat-pats” 3 weeks ago. Now it’s just books, rock and sing and then bed.
Orange is still his favorite color and 5 is his favorite number. He still loves all of his digger trucks but firetrucks are the #1 thing in his life right now. All things fireman, all day. We read books about them, we talk about them, we discuss the different types of firetrucks and what they all do. One might call it an obsession!
Yesterday morning when I told him that Spencer was going to the doctor and not going to school, Maxwell got very concerned and said, “But he will miss me while I’m at school and then he will get sad and cry.” Oh, sweet boy. Little do you know about how much fun Spencey has at home when you’re not there! 🙂
I love these boys.
See you tomorrow!