We did arranges on the bike, I pull him around in the Burley, he sings his heart out. We went to the Bank and the Chinese Herb Store for More White Flower and Liniment for my massage work. The woman who owns the store has been serving me for over 25 years, I have seen the price of White Flower go from $3.25 a bottle to $6.99, I FEELL OLD, I always give her a hard time about the price because it is ALWAYS higher.
Jessica was home during the day so she took care of him while I did LIFE STUFF. When she went to work I took over again. Jordan and I made Fresh Carrot Juice for GRANDPA. I taught Jordan how to put the carrots in the juicer, push them down, over and over again. He loved the success he had at it, he would node his head yes as the carrot because juice. Very sweet. There were three old bananas so we made a Banana Milk Shake, HE LOVED drinking that.
I took him BACK to the YMC to go swimming this evening. It was his second time in a swimming pool. HE LOVES IT, He jumps off the side into my arms, strangles me while I swim and today I put a life jacket on him so he could paddle around himself, HE LOVED IT. He sang his heart out, chatting gibberish to himself out LOUD. EVERYONE in the pool made comments about how much fun he was having, how he enjoyed swimming. The life guard could NOT believe he was only two. "HE is BIGGER then most five year olds, and he talks really well" EVERYONE LOVES Jordan, he is such a CHARACTER. He is smart enough to be peeing on the toilet but he doesn't want to for some reason. I don't push it but when we go in the swimming pool I put him on the toilet coming and going to try. He knows what it is all about but not interested in doing it yet? I'm trying to teach him how NOT to whine!!! And how to sit at the table and CHILL OUT until I am done eating. I'm reminding him of what we did all day, what he is going to do tomorrow etc. It works. I;m attempting to teach him patience, that he doesn't always get what he wants at the exact time he wants it. Going to sleep tonight HE wanted to read the book. When he struggled to change the pages I helped him, after watching how I licked my finger to turn one at a time he started doing it himself. HE IS SUCH A MONEKY!! When he was snoring I thought he was asleep so I got up, he said, "where you going?" I told him to pee, and that I would be right back. He said, "okay" and stayed in bed, THIS IS A BIG DEAL, he did not cry, he feels safe and secure. He is soooo DARE SWEET!
So much for doing anything I had planed for the day, (beading my jewelry for a show Im trying to get in) NOthing matters as much as that kid. He says "I missed you Aunty" because that is what I tell him when I see him after he has been gone to his Dads for a few days. We hugh each other really tight. I taught him how to look into my eyes and say Hello. KILLS me he is zoo sweet, soooo happy and he KNOWS HE IS LOVED. On the way to swimming an older guy was walking towards us, he and Jordan were making eye contact, the guy kinda tickled him as he walked by, I said "Everybody Loves you Jordan" He smiled and said "Papa loves me" He related the expereince to his Papa because Paps tickles him and pinches him and he is learning that THAT is LOVE. AMAZING to see him learn, grow and develop. I am THRILLED to be able to be a part of his life. IT IS PRICELESS!