Sunday, October 18, 2009

The Tales of John

John, like most kids, does lots of crazy, funny things.  Many of the stories that I have don't have accompanying pictures so I haven't posted them, which I'm told is a darn shame.  Since it is a blog I decided I would start sharing some of the stories, for those that don't have kids yet, or those that have newborns, infants or toddlers let these stories be a lesson to you that kids pick up on the littlest things.

I'll start with today's incidents since they are fresh on my mind.  Today we went to Mt. Zion in Castle Rock for church because John and August's second cousin, Maren, was baptized today.  As we were walking out the door to go to church I remembered to grab John's new SpongeBob coloring book and a handful of crayons.  When we arrived at Mt. Zion we picked a pew and were sitting for all of 30 seconds before John asked to color in SpongeBob.  Happy that I remembered to bring the book I handed John his book and the crayons.  John opened the book and started to pick up a crayon then he turned to me and said "Mom, I don't have all of the crayons."  I then told him that this was all I brought and he had plenty of colors to choose from.  He looked at his page again and then looked at me and said "What am I supposed to do now?"  You see, John is very particular about the colors of SpongeBob, Patrick, Sandy, Squidward and all the other characters.  I don't know any other three year old that cares what color things are. I thought they just all scribbled.  John again made his coloring specifications clear when we were at the restaurant after the baptism and the Pastor of Mt. Zion picked up a crayon to help John color.  Pastor Ziegler picked up a green crayon to color Patrick and John grabbed his hand said "No, not that", handed Pastor the pink crayon and then said "his name is Patrick and he is pink."  While humiliated, I'm actually amused he cares that much.  So, if you ever color with John, you'd better ask what color something is if you don't already know.

Oh, and just because I want to brag... John put together a 24 piece puzzle all on his own yesterday.  I sat next to him the whole time, but never touched a piece.  John has become quite a puzzle kid.

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