The funniest things happen when you leave your kids alone. Here are 3 separate incidents that happened today.
1) I left the kids to play by themselves while I did some stuff upstairs. They seemed to be playing nicely until I heard Marcus' angry-man crying fit. I assumed he either was frustrated at not being able to do something, or that Audrey wasn't sharing her toys with him. Being the presumptuous mom that I am, I was ready to give a reprimand, until I heard Audrey sighing. She had a Starbucks napkin in hand and said, "Mom, I'm trying to wipe Marcus' nose." She was so discouraged at Marcus' reaction to her helping him that she sighed, gave me the schloppy snot napkin and said, "Mom, can YOU do it, please?"
Oh, Auj. The snot must have been crazy because she KNOWS how much Marcus hates getting his nose wiped. Brave soul, that girl. Kind of reminiscent of this, no? What would Marcus do without the Auj?
2) After that, I brought Marcus upstairs to play while I finished my stuff. He was exploring in his room and in our room and crawling back and forth. There was a stack of really big books that we took off the shelves to use for trapping some wildlife that came into our house AGAIN (surprise, surprise). Apparently, he was interested in his dad's book collection because he was quiet for a long time. And when I went to check on him, he was intently reading one of the big books he picked out. Move over Brown Bear and Goodnight Moon, it's Expository Preaching for our boy now!
3) Marcus had a hard time settling down to nap today, so I went into his room and we ended up napping together while Audrey had her rest time. After she played with her beads and read books and did who knows what else, she decided that she needed something else to do. All of a sudden, I heard her tap Mike's drumsticks in the air and yell, "A one, a two, a three for five!" Then she performed the loudest drum solo on every different kind of box, toy, and drum. That was then followed by, "I AM A ROCKSTAR!!!"
She sure knows how to have fun...even if it's all by herself!