Monday, January 12, 2015
"Shake it off": things Jonathan does that make me smile
Maybe you haven't noticed, but people you love can drive you crazy sometimes.
When Jonathan is repeating -- for the hundredth time in the last hour -- questions about what we are going to do the next day,
or screaming in rage because there are no muffins left containing chocolate chips,
or tearing the cardboard edge strip off a jigsaw puzzle and then demanding, "Tape it!"
or asking for an egg for breakfast and then flatly refusing to eat it,
well, it can be difficult to be patient.
But there are also many things he does that make me smile. Here are a few.
How he can immediately identify Taylor Swift's "Shake it Off" just from the percussion at the start of the song.
How, when we're saying grace before meals, he interrupts to list the things he thinks we should mention, such as "Daddy work ... Allison youth group ... green beans..."
His new interest in shovels. He notices how most houses have at least one or two shovels out front, and he will comment on them or sometimes walk up driveways to get a closer look at them.
How he mixes up certain words: such as seeing a comb on the counter top and calling it a "pine cone."
How he will look up from something he is doing, flash a beaming smile, and say "Happy." Like this.