Sunday, November 20, 2011
If you were to attend church with our family, it would look something like this: One of us is occupied with Anica in our lap. We will continue to offer her Cheerios to keep her happy and prevent her from wanting to crawl all over Mikan. The other is dedicated to keeping Mikan in the pew and not tantruming. What does this look like? Usually we offer him letters and numbers to spell with, or state puzzle pieces to put together; however, although occupied, we still haven't been successful in teaching him how to whisper. Our church parishoners get a review of all the states and capitals and their nicknames when we are there. During the opening song this week, Mikan chose to sing all the states in alphabetical order rather than "Jesus Christ Our Sovereign King."
When I told Mikan he needed to stay in the pew today, he started giggling. I don't think he had ever heard the word "pew" before. He proceeded to yell "Pew! Pew! Pew! That's silly!" throughout the remaineder of the service. We'll call it the bench or the aisle from now on.
Mikan's illness has subsided, and his sister avoided it, so we are pleased. Mikan is showing a growing interest in Christmas, something he hasn't in the past. If you ask him what he wants for Christmas, he says "numbers." He would be happy with a number written on a piece of paper.
Posted by John and Jenna Gensic at 2:34 PM