7.13.2008

Some Connor Firsts

We've had some big events in the Kubik family recently.
1. Connor out of the blue one afternoon looked at me and said, "Connor Kubik". It was the most darling thing! I kept asking him what his name was over and over and each time I got the same "Connor Kubik" response. I also asked him what my name was wondering if he's say "Mommy" or "Mommy Kubik" and he said, "Kristi". Okay, who's been teaching this kid behind my back?:)
2. My Grandpa Myers, Connor's Great Grandpa Myers, gave Connor a twenty dollar bill when we were visiting in Indiana recently. Connor and I have recently been discussing the concept of "money" as we've been at the store and he picks something up and says, "buy this", and I ask him if he has any money. Recognition dawned on his face as the bill was handed to him and he turned to me with wonder in his eyes and said, "Mommy, my money". Maybe we have a broker on our hands, I don't know. Anyway, we were at the store the other day going through the same, "Buy this" and "No, we're not buying any toys today" when I remembered Connor's $20 in my purse. I asked him if he wanted to buy the car with his own money and he was thrilled! I made my purchases first, then held him up so he could give the car to the cashier to ring up and then gave him his money to hand to the cashier. He was thrilled to get money back (the beauty of change) AND to get his car! What a great system we have here in America!:) All day he kept showing me his new car and I kept on emphasizing that it was HIS car and that he had bought it with his own money. When the $20 runs out do I need to start him on chores to earn money? Sheez, he's only 2 and a half, but I'm not made of money either. I'll let you know what I decide.
3. Connor has moved from his crib to a toddler bed (wipe away a tear from his mother's eye). He helped Byron take the crib apart and put in the baby's room and then helped Byron put his toddler bed together helping Daddy with the tools. He was THRILLED and kept on telling me he was a good worker. He hasn't glanced back and has been a good boy and sleeper in his new bed. Our little guy is growing up.

6 comments:

Jules said...

he is growing up! does he still take naps? that is my dilema with getting Easton into a toddler bed, he still takes naps and i don't know how well he would do in a toddler bed...

Jill said...

The toddler bed thing is always scary. We put Cambri in her toddler bed when she was 18 months old and it turned out too good to be true. Now with Kate I'm too scared to let her roam free, so I bought another crib! How lame am I?

Rachael said...

Looks like you and Conner had a great trip! I can't believe Conner is growing up so fast and is in a toddler bed! How time flies! And I hear it flies even faster with the 2nd child! I guess we will both see if that's true pretty soon here. Good to have you back!

Katie Rod said...

The whole chores thing might not be such a bad idea...

2 + 2 = 4 said...

Oh, Kristi. What a cool kid! I wish I had the guts to move the girls to a bed.

Not yet! It's the only way they will stay in the room an take a nap!

The concept of $$$...ha! I don't think they even know what that means. We also hardly ever take them to the store. Too much work, ya know!

2 + 2 = 4 said...

Oh, one more thing...

Montessorians believe that kids should be washing dishes at 2.5.

We are sending the girls to Montessori school once I get back from Brazil...