Some recent quotations from Ben:
Holds up 2 soccer balls: "Daddy, pick a soccer ball. (points) But don't pick this one."
When I got to his daycare class to pick him up yesterday, one of his friends must have said "mommy" when he saw me. But Ben didn't see me at first and irritatedly told him, "Daniel, I'm NOT your mommy!"
Ben has had kind of a rough adjustment back to school after being on vacation for a week and a half. He has been asking when we get to go back to Ohio and see Elli, Gideon & Evelyn and has been fussy about going to school in the morning. A conversation from earlier in the week:
Ben: I don't want to go to school! I want to stay home with you!
Em: I'm not staying home. I have to go to work, and Daddy's already at work so there would be no one to fix your meals or play with you.
Ben: Then I will go see Elli!
Em: Well, we would miss you because that's a long walk and you would be gone for a lot of days.
Ben: Well...then I would take the car.
Em: It's still a long drive and you don't know how to get to Elli's house.
Ben: Then I will use the GPS. And then I will get to Elli's house!