Tonight, as I was reminding Nicholas that we will be visiting our dear friends Kathy and Oma (her german mom) tomorrow, we fell into a conversation that reminded me just how compassionate my 3, going on 4 year old son is.
He asked me if Oma lives by herself and I said yes. He then asked about her parents and where were her mom and dad? Does Kathy has a father? I guess he wanted to know if Oma had a husband but couldn’t quite put it into words. Where was he? He just could not understand how she could be by herself. He wanted to know if she was scared or sad? With the rate the questions were coming, I think that it really bothered him that she was alone. I tried to answer as best as I know how considering that he was only 3. His final question to me was, “Is she going to be okay, Mom?”
Sometime I forget that Nicholas is 3. Physically, he has excel in everything he does. Soccer, running, and especially biking. He has been biking two wheels since he turned 3. For fun, he likes to bike across the Golden Gate Bridge back and forth. But the part that I am most proud as a parent is his emotional skills. He is aware, courteous, and mature. If there were ever tensions between Tuan and I, he would pick up on it with his radar like it was his job. Not that I want him to but he has become our UN peacekeeper.
After our conversation tonight, I am deeply thankful to have both parents that live near by and for my own healthy and wonderful family. The first thing we will do tomorrow when we see our Oma is to give her a great big hug and kiss.
“He doesn’t need the money, of course, because the Knicks still owe him like $12 million. But what the hell is he doing going to Florida International, and what the hell are they doing hiring him? He’s a terrible coach, and he has no ties to the school whatsoever. Nothing to do with nothing. The school isn’t too far from where I live, so I may have to go down there and report back on what I see, because you know every game is going to be a circus. He’s mentally crazy. Why would you bring that around a bunch of college kids? That’s one of the craziest things I’ve heard in a long time, and I hear and see a lot of crazy things.”—
more Lil Wayne genius from his latest ESPN blog. In case it isn’t obvious, this rant is about Isiah Thomas. Hilarious. (via mascarah)
I think this might be my first sport comment on the blog. Its too good not to comment. Why the fuck would anyone still hire Isiah Thomas? Why? Isiah Thomas should not be around college kids, especially the girls.
Today, I made progress on the birthday parties front. We went to the party store to pick up decorations, favors and balloons for Nicholas and Chloe. Nicholas picked out Transformers and Chloe picked out Elmo.
Dates are picked, locations have been booked and invitations will go out tomorrow or Saturday, at the latest. That was close! I almost blew this one.
I have two birthdays coming up in May for my kids that I have yet to plan. No cakes, venues, invitation, nothing! Shit, I better get moving or I will hear about this in therapy 20 years from now and how I ruined it for them.
By the way, Nicholas will be 4 on May 20 and Chloe will be 2 on May 8. Holy shit, the more I think about it, the more I am freaking out.