The last few days, I have been thinking a lot about how much my example affects Asher. I have been telling myself that I need to shape up and really concentrate on being more patient with him, as he picks up on everything, and I am sure he is bound to pick up on that one of these days. But today, I felt a little better about it while watching him play with Mr. Piggy. He has been lovingly carrying him around, talking to him and taking care of him. He found a swim diaper and asked me to help him put it on Piggy. Then he said "you wanna go to swim park Piggy?" He then proceeded to put him in the stroller and push him around while asking "are you having fun Piggy?" Then it was time for Piggy to go "na-night". When Piggy woke up, he had a "poopy diaper". Asher got the wipes and proceeded to wipe Piggy's bum saying "icky poo-poo", "eew, gross". He then came over to me and asked me to help him with the lotion. I opened it for him, he took a little, and proceeded to put it on Piggy's bum while saying "oh, Piggy has a sore po-po" Just now, Asher was pushing Piggy in the stroller again, and accidentally rammed into Sayer. I ran to comfort Sayer, telling him "it's ok" and things like that. I turned around to scold Asher only to find him holding and comforting Piggy... "are you ok Piggy?", "it's ok Piggy", "sshhh-sshhh". I couldn't help but laugh a little. It is now time for Piggy to go "na-night" again, so Asher announced he needs to "read a book" first. Now he is singing "na-night Piggy". He just came to tell me that "Piggy went na-night", then saw Sayer's bottle and decided that Piggy needed it, so he took it to him.
Uh-oh... I think I'm in trouble. Asher just came to tell me that "Piggy is screaming", so he went and opened the door to his room and said in a firm tone, "no Piggy, enough screaming... it's time to go na-night", "SSHH!" I am dying right now, it is hilarious.
Ok, so the point of this post was to point out that maybe I wasn't doing such a bad job after all, but I guess he showed me. By the way, I don't go in every night and scream at him to be quiet... just some nights! ;) Oh well, Sayer still thinks I'm perfect. :) The good news is that he is still treating Piggy with love, even after he screamed during his nap! There is hope after all.
Ok, I'm sure I could do this all day. Just thought I'd give you all a play by play of Asher pretending.
Apparently, it is now time for Piggy's lunch. He asked "wanna (s)nack Piggy?" I just got Piggy some raspberries and cheese. Which Asher took and started eating and said "no Piggy, this is mine." Oh man, he is such a crack up!!
Sayer just sitting by, watching everything... loving me!