Friday, October 12, 2007

The Wheels In Mommy's Head Aren't Spinning Quite Fast Enough

One day Sam came home from Jesus School twirling his arms madly. He seemed very insistent on performing this task, but he was angry that I wasn't participating in some way. The trouble was that I had no idea what I was supposed to be doing.

The next week, he came home and put one hand on his hip, stuck the other arm out and walked around crooked. I tried copying his actions, but that wasn't the right thing to do, apparently. He would get noticeably frustrated when I couldn't figure out what he wanted, and meltdowns would ensue.

Finally, a friend was over and noticed Sam doing the arm twirl thing again. She casually asked if 'The Wheels on the Bus' was one of his favorite songs. I must have looked at her like there were lobsters crawling out of her ears, because she went on to explain that to her, it looked like Sam was doing the arm motions that go along with that song. Well, no sooner than the words left her lips Sam started dancing around like a wild man. We started singing and he was deliriously happy.

It still took me a few more days to figure out that the other dance was 'I'm a Little Teapot.' Rhodes scholar I am not.


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susiej said...

I think I would have missed that one too! How adorable!

Erin said...

I wouldn't have figured that one out either. I've been having a hard time picking out some of Emily's words. Her new one sounds EXACTLY like "people", but she's trying to say "paper." Poor kid winds up asking for some paper to color on about 80 times before I figure out what the heck she's talking about.

Lora said...

that;s a biggie in my house too, the whole wheels thing. now he gets mad when i can't tell if he wants the bus song or if he wants me to roll it and poke it and mark it with a B. my poor baby's life is really stressful.

he also sticks all his fingers together so someone will sing itsy bitsy spider and he will spin in circles for ring around the rosy.

also, my google reader feed doesn't work for this site. am i the only one?

Amy Jo said...

Lora - your computer hates my blogs.